Work Package 7


Leading partner: UoV

Disseminating the outputs of the project- in the form of achieved qualitative and quantitative objectives; thoroughly evaluated good practices; publications; seminars and conferences; databases; public guidelines and toolkits- is of utmost importance to ensure the sustainability of its contribution to the resolution of the issues listed in the call.

Significant staff efforts and resources will therefore be put into WP7, led by Vechta University, due to its strong and multi-level implication in academic and (research) policy networks.

This work package will thus firstly aim at disseminating the Instruments and results of actions planned through GEAPs, within the consortium (notably towards under-graduate students), and across broader academic communities at the local/regional, national and EU-levels. Simultaneously, it will be ensured that the structural approach implemented in EGERA, will be promoted through the participation of core-teams' members to academic networks and conferences over the duration of the project. Specific efforts will be put to mainstream our project's results and outputs in STEMs.

Networking capacities of Consortium board's members will be fully mobilized for the purpose of dissemination. Besides, it has been already ensured during the proposal phase - notably through the letters of intent, that partner Institutions are ready to commit sufficient resources in dissemination. ln particular, WP7 Ieader and the coordinating Institution have already established contacts with scientific knowledge dissemination agencies (at the regional and national Ievels), and policy actors (Ministries of research and/or Women's' rights) to secure attention on the project.

With view to proceed cumulatively, communication between FP7 projects engaging with structural changes is deemed important. This is another reason why EGERA embarks a STAGES partner, Radbaud University.

Experience sharing with other on-going EU-funded projects (INTEGER, FESTA) will be facilitated during co-events, start-up/final conference and through the on-line CoP AGORA.

Actions coordinated by the WP Ieader, will be strengthened by the role played by the Advisory committee, which gathers senior academics and policy makers. lt aims to contribute to the dissemination of EGERA results and outcomes throughout European policy and academic networks.

Description of work

1. Communication coordination (M1- 48) will firstly aim at planning and coordinating efficient communication on the project within each partner institution (a); across our partnership (b) and towards broader academic communities (c). A dedicated coordination meeting will be held on M3 in Paris, and regular exchanges will be devoted to dissemination through the on-line CoP. Annual dissemination reports will be delivered under this task.

2. Dissemination in STEMs (M10-48). Disseminating outstanding achievements and good practices as regards the dual objective of gender equality in research Institutions and a gender perspective in science, is of specific relevance in Science, technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, where the "leaky pipeline" has directly measurable effects due to the under-representation of wommen scientists. Therefore, this task will be tackled through regular communication within the consortium, dedicated events (in particular on M21/22), and specific streams during the kick-off and final conferences.

3. Dissemination towards the broader academia and the public (M12-48) will consist in the implementation of a sounded communication plan, including contributions in major international conferences on women in science issues held in the EU; the submission of papers in peer-reviewed journals and institutional publications; the diffusion of Information through the on-line CoP and the project's webpage .This task will also entail the organization of events co-organized with the support of another FP7 project (SKU Nijmegen , M15), of the Czech Academy of Science (Brno CVGZ, M21/22), and of national and regional women & science networks (Vechta, M35).

4. AR actions towards undergraduate students will aim to mainstream EGERA outputs among undergraduate academic communities of respective partner institutions, as potential future researchers. Awareness-rising actions to be held under task 4 are meant to enhance the gender equality culture, notably in STEM (M14-M48).

5. Communication with other FP7 projects. ln order to fester mutual exchange and cumulative work, a specific attention will be paid to the communication with other FP7 project dedicated to women & science and gender in research issues. lt will be the objective of task 5 to facilitate such communication, and to plan joint activities, in the form of co-events, as in Nijmegen at SKU (M15) or experience-sharing meetings.

6. Structural change toolkit. To be delivered on M26, the structural change toolkit will necessitate identifying those practices with potential implemented through the GEAPs that could be easily transferable in other institutional settings. lt will be the objective of this toolkit to provide research Institutions with valid Instruments for the assessment of gender inequalities and discriminations , the promotion and appraisal of women in research institutions, gender-sensitive governance and the mainstreaming of gender knowledge across disciplinary fields.