Gender Equality in Academia and Research
Implementing and monitoring GEP – Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SI)
In 2019, the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) became the first academic organisation to implement a fully-fledged GEP. Created within the framework of the European project “R&I PEERS” (2018-2022), it built on the qualitative and quantitative assessment of gender equality in the institution that was conducted as part of the GARCIA project (2014–2017). The GEP covers five target areas: (1) mentoring; (2) work-life balance; (3) promoting excellence of women researchers; (4) raising awareness of gender equality in the organisation; and (5) improving gender neutrality and sensitivity in the language of official documents. Integration of the gender dimension in research content was not addressed, as the “Toolkit for Integrating a Gender-Sensitive Approach into Research and Training” was previously developed and published as part of the GARCIA project.