Co-constructing action across boundaries for Gender Equality Planning; A comparison analysis by a European Consortium of Research & Innovation Organizations
In this paper, we present and compare results from three participatory structured democratic dialogue processes. The dialogues were designed to capture the responses of stakeholders across Europe to three very similar triggering questions: (1) What existing practices can be identified to facilitate the development and implementation of GEPs in academia and research organisations? (2) What measures/actions (administrative, organizational culture-related, financial, legal...) should be taken to make Gender Equality Plan implementation beneficial for all employees in research organizations? And (3) What are the best practices to overcome problems, barriers, and issues when implementing your GEPs? Each process has produced a different number of responses, but their content is, to some extent, similar. Similarities and differences are compared and critiqued with a view toward revealing differences but also homogeneities across Europe.