Gender Equality in Engineering through Communication and Commitment
This European research project (funded by Horizon 2020) aims to establish tailor-made gender equality plans in four European Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) and implement gender dimension in research programmes in two European Research Funding Organisations (RFOs).
Together with the Technical University of Vienna, the Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, der Cracow University of Technology, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya as well as funding organisations like the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) or the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, the consortium will develop gender equality measures. All implementing partners are located
in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field, The project aims to establish tailor-made gender equality plans in European Research Performing Organisations and implement gender dimension in research programmes in European Research Funding Organisations.
One main output of the project which is of interest for research funding institutions, is the report Best practice examples of gender mainstreaming in Research Funding Organizations. The document was created by WWTF together with TACR (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic) and is based on a questionnaire survey filled by 19 international RFOs.
Another highly relevant output is the Exhibition Integrating the Gender Dimension in the Content of Research and Innovation which was developed by TU Wien. It consists of 12 posters explaining the importance of gender sensitive research for the quality and reliability of new technologies to be developed. It aims at raising awareness and lobbying in RPOs as well as in RFOs and towards policy makers by providing significant case studies.
More information on the project's homepage.