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

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WP4: Strategic Transnational Activities and Policies

Co-Leaders: Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche (MENESR) & Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) France

by Federico Zemborain - published on , updated on


To develop strategic transnational activities and possibly joint programming on the promotion of: a) gender equality in research institutions with an aim to increase the number of research organisations, universities and funding agencies developing and implementing gender equality plans or equivalent initiatives; b) the integration of gender analysis in research contents and programmes.

WP4 includes:

  • Enable consortium partners to design strategies to reach ERA priorities on gender through collaboration and mutual opening;
  • Network regional/national policy makers to foster participation to joint activities;
  • Agree national commitments for participation to joint activities;
  • Undertake nationally or transnationally-funded joint initiatives.


1. Create WP workplan, monitor progress.

2. Designing and implementing joint gender equality training schemes.

3. Drawing and implementing common criteria to establish joint Award/Incentive on gender equality/gendered research for institutions.

4. Integrating common indicators for a monitoring of the qualitative achievement of gender equality policies.

5. Implementing a joint strategy for the gendering of research contents and programmes.

6. Exploring the possibilities of joint pilot interdisciplinary gender research calls.

7. Additional transnational and joint activities.

8. Final dissemination and policy conference.


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