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
MEASURES TO IMPLEMENT AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN
IN ITALIAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Many actions are directed to study and design solutions for improving organizational.
Among the actions are cited the most interesting:
• The organizational climate surveys conducted by administering questionnaires to staff (University of Parma, Pavia, Ca 'Foscari of Venice,
Arno River Basin Authority, ISTAT, INE, Ministry of Development Economic, Ministry of Heritage and Culture);
• The project Gendera (Gender Debate in the European Research Area) which ENEA has participated in the CPO in collaboration with APRE (Italian Agency
for the Promotion of European Research) project which aimed to promote gender balance in science. We identified more than 60 examples of good practices in Europe and was published a text line driving;