ATHENA Gender Equality to Unlock Research Potential

Implementing gender equality plans to unlock research potential of research performing organizations (RPOs) and research funding organizations (RFOs) in Europe.

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This project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101006416
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Mai 2022
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The first year of the project has come to an end and it was characterised mainly by intense gender audits in research performing and funding organisations. Hours of data collection, both from quantitative and qualitative perspectives have brought fruitful support for mutual discussion, awarenessraising, and preparation of gender equality plans. Overall, six project partners prepared their gender equality report, a comprehensive view of the state of gender equality in the institution, but also within the certain national and cultural contexts. All the partners balance the Gender Equality Plans preparation and implementation between different social, institutional, cultural but also individual challenges....

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Out 2021
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Do you know that almost 60% of women graduate in the EU, but very few of them pursue a research career? Women are still underrepresented in most scientific disciplines, which constitutes a waste of talents for the European Research Area. We do not need only legal and administrative supporting mechanisms, we need to replace existing unconscious bias, with a more equal, inclusive and fair understanding and practices of gender roles. The ATHENA project is committed to strive towards gender equality, mitigating barriers to the recruitment, retention and career progression of female researchers and addressing gender imbalances in decision-making processes. ATHENA...

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