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WHAT IS A GENDER EQUALITY PLAN (GEP)

  • Definition of a Gender Equality Plan
  • In need of inspiration? Examples of Gender Equality Plans

EU OBJECTIVES FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN RESEARCH

  • Institutional change in research and higher education institutions

WHY CHANGE MUST BE STRUCTURAL

  • Research and higher education institutions as gendered settings
  • Unconscious or implicit gender bias
  • Masculine image of science
  • Women in research and higher education institutions: the numbers are improving, but why so slow?
  • Gender-blind and gender-biased research

WHO IS THIS GUIDE FOR?

  • What can you find in this online tool?

GEAR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

ACTION TOOLBOX

  • Structures to support gender equality work
  • Awareness-raising and competence development
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Organisational culture and work-life balance
  • Recruitment, selection and career progression support
  • Leadership and decision-making
  • Combatting sexual and gender-based harassment
  • Integrating gender in research and education content
  • Analytical measures, targets, indicators, monitoring and evaluation
  • Incentives to promote gender equality

OBSTACLES AND SOLUTIONS

  • Resistance
  • Lack of understanding
  • Commitment to merit and/or excellence
  • Gender equality work is not required
  • Lack of autonomy
  • Lack of resources
  • Lack of authority
  • Lack of data
  • Lack of engagement
  • Absence of historical background
  • Sustainability and resilience

EXAMPLES OF ACTIONS

  • Structures to support gender equality work
  • Awareness-raising and competence development
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Organisational culture and work-life balance
  • Recruitment, selection and career progression support
  • Leadership and decision-making
  • Combatting sexual and gender-based harassment
  • Integrating gender in research and education content
  • Analytical measures, monitoring and evaluation
  • Incentives to promote gender equality

LEGISLATIVE AND POLICY BACKGROUNDS