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

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Background and references

Current situation and problems still to be addressed Under-representation and glass ceiling European statistics show that, today, despite a number of positive trends such as the growth in the (...)

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Under-representation and glass ceiling

European statistics show that, today, despite a number of positive trends such as the growth in the number of women graduating at PhD level in science, women in scientific research and innovation (...)

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Gender schemas, social stereotypes, and unconscious bias

The impact of gender schemas, of negative social stereotypes leading to stereotype threat, of unconscious/implicit gender bias on both the performance of women and the assessment of women’s (...)

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Structural and organisational barriers in research and academic institutions

In most research organisations and universities, pervasive cultural and organisational factors continue to affect the participation and advancement of women, which can only be addressed through (...)

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Integration of the gender dimension in research programmes and contents

Gender research has shed light on the existing inequalities between men and women in science and in different areas of society and demonstrated the existence of a global and structural system (...)

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State of play at EU and national levels

Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in research have been a key priority for the European Union for over fifteen years. More recently, in its December 11th 2012 Conclusions, the EU Council (...)

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a) European Commission initiatives and policies

Gender equality through structural change initiatives In 1996, the EC adopted the ‘gender mainstreaming’ approach in order to integrate the gender equality objective into all its policies. Since (...)

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b) Other European-level initiatives

Other joint initiatives addressing gender issues in research and higher education developed at European level are worth mentioning: 1) The League of European Research Universities (LERU) (...)

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c) National and regional level initiatives in Member States and associated countries

Various national programmes, policies and funding schemes have been developed in recent years in a number of Member States and associated countries. Several GENDER-NET ERA-NET partners, including (...)

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d) National and regional level initiatives outside Europe

The need for organisational and cultural change within research bodies, and particularly within universities, and the integration of a gender perspective in research and innovation, has also been (...)

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