EIGE project to provide guidelines for gender equality as a priority in research institutions
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has started a project to help research organisations and universities to make the changes required to the way they operate in order to make gender equality a reality. The project is carried out in cooperation with the European Commission, to be completed in September 2016. It is part of EIGE's programme on gender mainstreaming and will give clear methodological guidelines on how to implement such institutional changes.
In order to achieve a more gender-aware organisational culture and working environment, the project looks at reassessing recruitment processes, work-life balance initiatives, career development plans, decision-making approaches and harassment policies from a gender perspective, with a view to ultimately enhancing gender equality in research and innovation. An in-depth study analysing existing instruments that support gender-sensitive changes will be carried out. The project will also develop an online tool, in cooperation with DG Research and Innovation, which will provide practical guidance on how to set-up and implement gender equality plans in research institutions, as well as a set of good practices on the topic.
The project will support the achievement of EU policy objectives, in particular the European Research Area Roadmap 2015-2020 and Horizon 2020, as well as EU Directives on gender equality in the labour market.
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