Welcome to the EGERA project!

Effective Gender Equality in Research and the Academia

The Project EGERA

EGERA intends to promote a full set of measures to achieve gender equality and fight gender-based stereotypes in research and the academia.
EGERA is a tool for achieving two overarching objectives:

  • Gender equality in research and higher education
  • Bringing a gender perspective in research contents and outputs

EGERA pursues both an ambitious and pragmatical objective by tackling the opacity of recruitment and appraisal procedures, gender bias in evaluation and practices which contribute to slow down women's careers. A Europe-scale project EGERA brings together 8 research and higher education institutions from 7 EU member states + Turkey.
Actions to be undertaken by respective partners shall to be also understood as a whole EGERA shall communicate a spirit of innovation, transparency and openness EGERA will constitute a label of equality, fairness and excellence.

Latest News and Events

FINAL CONFERENCE

                                       Public Program                 

SciencePo

October 16-17, 2017

Brno Gender Training - Example of Gender Mainstraeming in Horizon 2020 Projects
Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CzechGlobe), as a work package leader in RINGO (Readiness of ICOS for Necessities of Integrated Global Observations) Horizon 2020 project consortium, provided consortium partners training dedicated on gender dimension in Horizon 2020 and EU research policy.
Even though the RINGO project primarily focuses on further development and fostering sustainability of the research infrastructure ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System), the gender dimension within the project implementation has been included into the project.
The project partners had the opportunity to participate in the gender training provided by CzechGlobe in collaboration with the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (National Contact Centre for Gender & Science) in CzechGlobe headquarters on 13 September 2017. The training that was open also to the hosting institutions, participated colleagues from 7 countries including i.e. Vietnam. This international multidisciplinary environment provided very interesting perspectives on the issue.

H2020 Project  LIBRA
Unifying innovative efforts of European research centres to achieve gender equality in academia.

Background
In Europe approximately half of our PhD students are women. However, the levels of women researchers start to decrease at the postdoctoral level and drops dramatically in leaderships positions (with 20% as grade A researchers and 15.5% as directors). These numbers demonstrate a dramatic waste of talent and resources in education, research and the labour market.

LIBRA is EC funded project which brings together ten research institutes in life sciences in ten European countries. They all are members of the alliance EU-LIFE, which aims to build and promote excellence in life sciences throughout Europe. Their commitment to excellence is also a commitment to gender equality. Together with the support of an expert organisation on gender, they will first assess their current policies and procedures to identify gender biases and obstacles. This will be a process of mutual learning that will finally lead to the design and implementation of ten harmonised and institute tailored Gender Equality Plans.

The Gender Equality Plans will aim to bring about long lasting and profound structural changes to remove institutional barriers and empower women to be equally successful as men in their research careers. Specifically, all Gender Equality Plans will address four main areas of interventions:

Recruitment policies and procedures
Career development and Training
Work-life Balance
Sex and gender dimension of research

10X10X10 HeforShe
Frédéric Mion will represent Sciences Po and the EGERA community at the Second Impact 10X10X10 HeforShe event to be held in New york within the frame of UN General Assembly.

Marking its third-year anniversary, UN Women's HeForShe movement will convene its 30 IMPACT Champions - 10 Heads of State, 10 global CEOs and 10 University Presidents - part of the IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative to unveil solutions that have the potential to see gender equality achieved in our lifetime. On September 20th, 2017, these 30 titans of government, business and academia will reveal groundbreaking solutions that address critical policy issues, change the course of business leadership and the futures of our next generation. On the path to gender equality, IMPACT Champions will pause to share with the world not only the key obstacles they have faced but the innovative proven practices that they can now empower the rest of the world with. HeForShe is a global solidarity movement that provides a platform for men and boys to engage on gender equality issues. Since its 2014 launch, more than 1.7 million men and boys have signed on as catalysts for change. Special announcements will also be made regarding new HeForShe IMPACT Champions and new HeForShe Thematic Champions joining the HeForShe family.

Summer School of the Complutense University of Madrid

Participation of Maxime Forest (Guest speaker) to the Summer School of the Complutense University of Madrid, addressing sexual harassment at University (presentation of EGERA initiatives and participation to a roundtable).

Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation
Dear colleagues, gender experts and gender practitioners,
as the MS co-chair of the Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation, an ERA-related group advising the Commission and the Council, I would like to notify you that the HG published its Position Paper on Interim Evaluation of H2020 and the future Framework Programme. The paper calls for the continuation and reinforcement of provisions on gender equality and gender mainstreaming in R&I in the next FP, especially in evaluation, monitoring and capacity building.

You can find the text of the position paper attached here.