• Step 4: Implementing a Gender Equality Plan

    Main Section Videos and webinars Tools and resources Ready, steady, go! Having set up the gender equality plan (GEP) (see step 3 ), you are ready to start implementing it. Gather the team that is going to be involved in the implementation of the GEP that you identified in step 3. Together, form a task force to put the measures...

  • Step 5: Monitoring progress and evaluating a Gender Equality Plan

    Main section Videos and webinars Tools and resources Monitoring and evaluation are important parts of the process of change . As you know by now, a gender equality plan (GEP) will typically address several issues at once, leading to a complex set of measures. Nonetheless, effective monitoring and evaluation instruments are often lacking, which undermines the transformative potential of the...

  • Step 6: What comes after the Gender Equality Plan?

    Main Section Videos and webinars Tools and resources A gender equality plan (GEP) will be concluded at some point. However, this is not ‘the end’ of promoting gender equality in your organisation. It is important to understand that a GEP is also a quality assurance model in the organisational change process. This further development of the organisation in the direction...

  • United Kingdom

    PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN RESEARCH Legal framework The legislation that covers equality in the UK is the Equality Act (2010), which does not apply in Northern Ireland apart from a few subsections. In Scotland there is also the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 which dictates equality law. The Equality Act (2010) replaced the many previous equalities legislation...

  • Sweden

    PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN RESEARCH Legal framework In Sweden, the operations of research organisations are regulated by the laws and statutes that apply to the area of higher education, primarily the Swedish Higher Education Act (SFS 1992:1434) and Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100). According to Chapter 1, Initial provisions, section 5 of the Swedish Higher Education Act, “equality between women...

  • Spain

    PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN RESEARCH Legal framework Spain’s legal framework on gender equality in higher education, science and research is precise and comprehensive. The Organic Law for Effective Equality between Women and Men (3/2007) introduced gender equality as a basic principle for public action, applicable to universities and research centres. The Law made it compulsory for institutions and companies with...

  • Slovenia

    PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN RESEARCH Legal framework The Research and Development Activity Act sets out the objective to develop human resources while ensuring equal opportunities for women and men. As of October 2021, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport is in the act of preparing the new law. The Rules on the Procedures of (Co)financing, Evaluation and Monitoring of...

  • Slovakia

    PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN RESEARCH Legal framework As of September 2021, Slovakia has not adopted any specific strategies, laws or regulations promoting gender equality in research and innovation. Policy framework The National Strategy for Gender Equality in the Slovak Republic 2014-2019 [1] was prepared by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family. It partially supported the integration of gender...

  • Romania

    PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN RESEARCH Legal framework There is no specific legal framework in Romanian legislation that addresses gender equality in research. Article 41 of the Romanian Constitution guarantees equal pay for equal work to women and men, while Article 223 of the Penal Code defines sexual harassment at the workplace as a criminal offence. All forms of discrimination are...

  • Portugal

    PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN RESEARCH Legal framework Portugal has several statutory provisions aimed at promoting gender equality and equal opportunities for women and men. As of September 2021, however, it has not adopted any corresponding laws, including for higher education institutions (HEIs) and research organisations. As a country that effectively fulfils its human rights and inclusion commitments, Portugal has prioritised...

  • Poland

    PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN RESEARCH Legal framework The principle of equality between women and men is embedded in the Polish Constitution, the Labour Code and the Act on the Promotion of Employment and Labour Market Institutions. The Act on Implementation of Several European Union Regulations on Equal Treatment of 3 December 2010 aims to counteract violation of equal treatment and...

  • Netherlands

    PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN RESEARCH Legal framework The Higher Education and Scientific Research Act was published in 1992 and contains several references to discrimination. Article 1.3.5 states that “higher education institutions [HEIs] shall also pay attention to the personal development of their students and the promotion of their sense of social responsibility. The promotion of social responsibility shall include, at...