• Equality Office – Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) (SE)

    KTH appointed a Vice-President for Gender Equality and Core Values ​​in 2017, whose task is to promote gender mainstreaming and equal opportunities. HEIs in Sweden must work according to several government objectives and legal obligations within the broader equality framework. KTH also set up an Equality Office to coordinate implementation and support different units and management levels. Through the Equality...

  • Introducing gender-sensitive language in the legal documents – Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (SI)

    In May 2018, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana changed its practice of writing official documents (regulations) using exclusively the masculine form. Instead, it uses an asterisk, denoting that this form is to be understood generically and refers to both women and men. The new rule (in place for three years) states that the regulations are to...

  • Support program Equal opportunities – Fraunhofer Society (DE)

    In 2019, the Fraunhofer Society created the stimulus “BestChance” to raise awareness of gender equality measures that can be implemented in research organisations. Employees of the different institutes of the Fraunhofer Society can nominate and propose measures, teams, or a specific project or person in their institutes, and the winners receive EUR 3,000 prize money. BestChance increases the visibility of...

  • The National Network of Diversity Officers (LanDO) – Leiden University (NL)

    In 2016, Leiden University took the initiative for a National Dialogue Network of Diversity Officers. The main goal is to create a platform of knowledge and experience related to the development and implementation of policies on diversity. In addition, the network can serve in an advising, agenda-setting and strategic function in the development of policies at national level. Almost all...

  • Gender4STEM – Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) (LU)

    LIST leads the project “Gender-aware education and teaching” (Gender4STEM), which is a co-funded Erasmus+ project. Launched in 2017, it partners with six experts in gender, technological and learning issues: Consulio (Croatia), VHTO (Netherlands), SMART VENICE (Italy), FUNDATIA PROFESSIONAL (Romania) and Women in Digital and LIST (Luxembourg). Gender$STEM seeks to spark greater interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines...

  • GenderLAB – Copenhagen Business School (CBS) (DK)

    GenderLAB combines design thinking and norm criticism to create innovative, concrete and sustainable solutions to complex challenges and problems. The method was developed by Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and KVINFO, among others, and benefits large and small companies, organisations and institutions. Further information Learn – engage – create with GenderLAB! A research based tool

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at UCD during the COVID-19 pandemic – University College Dublin; IE

    In addressing the difficulties associated with COVID-19, the UCD generated a webpage in order to assess the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic aimed at encouraging management and the wider university community to take these challenges seriously and to address them within their areas of responsibility. The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion department (EDI) has a variety of initiatives building on...

  • ProGender project – Centre for Gender Studies, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences; GR  

    The Centre for Gender Studies of Panteion University created “ProGender: A Digital Hub on Gender, the COVID-19 crisis and its Aftermath”. The Hub addresses gender equality during the COVID-19 pandemic in several thematic areas: (1) gender, care and labour; (2) gender-based violence; (3) women and gender in science; (4) gender and communities; and (5) women in governance. The project is...

  • Funding advisement – TU Wien (AT)

    The project was initiated to help researchers to define the gender dimension within their research. The Gender Competence Department of TU Wien advises researchers on how to integrate the gender dimension when applying for research funding. The university seeks to generate more successful proposals and research funding, as well as increased awareness and competence in respect of gender-related topics. Two...

  • Gender pay gap audit and elimination – Vilnius Academy of Arts (LT)

    In April 2021, the State Social Insurance Fund Board (SODRA) under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour) analysed data from the Vilnius Academy of Arts. It found that, on average, women earned slightly less than their male colleagues (the gender pay gap amounted to 2 %). This result reflects the implementation of the “Plan of Measures for the Implementation...

  • Gender in Research Fellowship – The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) (NL)

    Quality healthcare requires integrating a sex and gender dimension in all aspects of health research and clinical practice. ZonMw and the Erasmus Summer Programme (ESP) offered a joint programme to further knowledge and skills in gender, health and research, through “Gender in Research” workshops and a “Gender and Health” course. The ZonMw “Gender and Health Knowledge Programme” provided up to...

  • Monitoring Equal Opportunities – Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (AT)

    The FWF published its Equal Opportunity Monitoring, as recommended by the Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs. The measure seeks to increase the participation of women researchers in Austria since 2015. The monitoring is part of the FWF’s action plan on changing structures. Published each of the past two years, it presents a visualisation of facts and data to bring...