Promoting gender equality in research institutions and integration of the gender dimension in research content

EC - FP7


Consortium

Kick off meeting

Paris, October 2013

GENDER-NET WP2 & WP3 workshops

(Milestones MS5 & MS6) and WP3 Workshop (Milestone MS10), Bern, May 2015

GENDER-NET WP4 workshops

WP4 Workshops (Milestones MS11,MS12 & MS14), Protaras, September 2015

GENDER-NET Consortium meeting

Dublin, April 2015

GENDER-NET Final Consortium meeting

Valencia, October 2016

Welcome to the GENDER-NET ERA-NET!

by Federico Zemborain - published on , updated on


GENDER-NET is a pilot transnational research policy initiative funded by the European Commission under the Science in Society workprogramme of the seventh Framework Programme (FP7), designed to address the common challenges still facing European research institutions in achieving gender equality in research and innovation.

These challenges concern the persistent barriers and constraints to the recruitment, advancement and mobility of women in the European scientific system, the lack of women in decision-making, and the limited integration of the gender dimension in research programmes and content.

GENDER-NET is the first European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) to be dedicated to the promotion of gender equality through structural change in research institutions, as well as to the integration of sex and gender analysis in research.

GENDER-NET brings together a balanced partnership of thirteen national programme owners from across Europe and North America – i.e. ministries, national research-funding agencies or national organisations – with a shared commitment to gender equality and synergistic expertise in gender and science issues.

GENDER-NET Consortium

USA USA Switzerland Spain Norway Ireland France France Canada Austria UK Germany Belgium Slovenia Cyprus

Based on the mutual opening of their respective programmes and policies, partners have joined forces to carry out joint assessments of existing national/regional initiatives, to define priority areas for transnational collaborations, and to implement a selection of strategic joint activities, in an effort to reduce fragmentation across the ERA and help reach a critical mass of ministries, research funders, universities and research institutions across Europe engaging in the development and implementation of gender equality plans or related initiatives, and requesting gendered contents in research programmes and projects.

The GENDER-NET project has started on October 15th, 2013, and will run for 3 years.


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News & Events

Final Dissemination and Policy Conference of GENDER-NET, Paris, September 2016

The Final Dissemination and Policy Conference of the GENDER-NET project took place in Paris on September 12th, 2016 and gathered close to 300 participants from Europe and beyond to discuss the project’s achievements, results and policy recommendations.

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Final Dissemination and Policy Conference & 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education (and Research)

The Final Dissemination and Policy Conference of the GENDER-NET project which will take place in the afternoon of Monday 12 September 2016, in Paris.

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GENDER-NET WP4 Task 5 Strategic Seminar: Integrating Gender Analysis into Research (IGAR), Brussels, April 2016

The Strategic Seminar on the integration of sex and gender analysis into research and innovation content was held on April 21st at the Norway House in Brussels.

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