From 2010 – 2012, the Partners in the GENDERA initiative will strive to make a change to the balance of gender in research organisations in Europe. By raising awareness in a wide cross-section of today's society, GENDERA aims to re-address the balance of gender within research organisations and higher education organisations across Europe. The role of women in specific disciplines and in decision making positions will be strengthened through dialogue (the gender debate) and the implementation of best practices. From 2010 onwards, the GENDERA partners will collect, systemise and analyse existing policies and programmes in order to identify good practices that are already having a positive effect on ensuring that women get higher in research organisations and higher education institutions and achieve decision-making positions.
The project is supported by the European Commission under the FP7 Capacities programme.
GENDERA is coordinated by Tudományos és Technológiai Alapítvány (Hungary). Other partners in the project are the Center for European Initiatives and Research in the Mediterranean (Spain), National Documentation Centre/ National Hellenic Research Foundation (EKT/NHRF) (Greece), Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), Univerzita Mateja Bela (Slovakia), Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria), Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (Germany), Agencia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (Italy) and ORT Braude College of Engineering (Israel). The project information brochure can be downloaded here
The Final Conference of the GENDERA project will take place in Stuttgart, Germany from 19th - 20th March 2012.
Gender and Innovation - Maximising innovation potential through diversity in research organisations
The Final Conference of the GENDERA project focuses on current issues around gender and research in research organisations. Experts will gather from all over Europe to discuss how current policy and actions are contributing to getting more women researchers into leading and decision-making positions in European research organisations and in higher education institutions. What policy changes are needed to make further advances? What role does structural change play? And how can innovation be driven by considering gender? Speakers and participants will include policy makers, representatives of researching institutions as well as research organisations from all over Europe.
Download the Conference Announcement here.x
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