• Online Panel Survey of Platform Workers: Technical report

    This technical report presents EIGE’s online panel survey of platform workers which was carried out in 2020 in ten Member states of the European Union (EU). The survey results are presented in the study on artificial intelligence, platform work and gender equality . Advancements in digitalisation brought profound opportunities, but also new challenges in the labour market. Among major developments...

  • Gender equality plans in academia and research: roadmap to effective implementation

    The EU’s new Research & Innovation funding programme, Horizon Europe, addresses gender inequalities and gender bias in the research area. All organisations applying for funding must have a gender equality plan (GEP) in place to be eligible for funding. A GEP is a systematic and strategic instrument that aims to combat and reduce gender imbalances and gender inequalities. EIGE’s gender...

  • Gender equality plans in academia and research: success factors and obstacles

    There are success factors that support gender equality work in research and innovation (R & I) organisations and in research funding bodies like the involvement of stakeholders and capacity building. When these elements are present in organisations, efforts towards gender equality are more likely to succeed. These success factors can also be understood as basic requirements or impact drivers to...

  • The Observatory of Research and Scientific Careers of the FRS-FNRS – FNRS Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.–FNRS) (BE)

    The independent Observatory for Research on Scientific Careers was created following the joint decision of representatives of the different French-speaking universities, the FWB and FNRS. It aims to create and follow up (missing and random) data on researchers in order to create a comprehensive, objective data collection. Its main goals are to monitor and use the expertise of different universities...

  • 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...

  • 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 Budget Report – National Research Council (IT)

    The CNR published its first gender budget in 2020. The CNR is the largest public research organisation, with more than 9,000 employees. The report showed that the general composition of CNR staff is equally distributed, but a gap becomes evident in the subsequent career levels: 38 % of senior researchers and 26 % of research directors are women. That gap...

  • Gender equality in academia and research step-by-step guide for research organisations, universities and public bodies

    This gender equality in academia and research (GEAR) step-by-step guide is for all those seeking to implement measures in support of gender equality in r esearch organisations, universities or other public bodies . For implementing gender equality in funding procedures, see the GEAR step-by-step guide for research funding bodies . If you are new to the topic , we recommend...

  • Step 1: Getting started

    Main section Videos and webinars Tools and resources At this point, you have realised that promoting gender equality in your organisation is crucial to promote better working conditions and to perform research that is more responsive to societal needs. Now … how to get the process started? As a first step, you need to understand the context of your own...

  • Step 2: Analysing and assessing the status quo in your organisation

    Main section Videos and webinars Tools and resources The best starting point for developing an effective set of measures is to have a thorough understanding of how your organisation is currently doing regarding the status quo of gender equality. After assessing the status quo of your organisation, you will have an overview of its strengths and weaknesses concerning gender equality...

  • Step 3: Setting up a Gender Equality Plan

    Main section Videos and webinars Tools and resources After carrying out an assessment of the gender equality status quo ( see step 2 ) in your organisation, you can start setting up a gender equality plan (GEP). The findings of the initial analysis allow you to identify the areas of intervention to be addressed in your GEP. Keep in mind...