Pilot experiences for improving gender equality in research organisations

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The R&I PEERS project will be based on the concept of gender equality, that can be expressed as “women and men enjoy the same status and have equal opportunity to realize their full human rights and potential to contribute to national, political, economic, social and cultural development, and to benefit from the results”. The R&I PEERS project aims at creating and validating pilot experiences aiming at disrupting the gender-biased approach and those unconscious rules that limit the participation and the career of women in research and innovation in the Mediterranean Area. To do so, we will leverage on the synergies of structured dialogues and women’ empowerment through skills and entrepreneurial perspective of research and innovation.

The proposal aims at realizing and providing a double vision of equality (increasing the numbers of women in decision making positions throughout the R&I system will reduce the waste of European talents) and opportunity (providing support to the R&I entrepreneurship based on more effective deployment female human capital, hence offering an important competitive advantage for strengthening the scientific endeavor). Dissemination and exploitation plans of the project results will then ensure the sustainability of the action after the ending of the H2020 project.

Formal Project Description
Pilot experiences for improving gender equality in research organisations
Contract Title Pilot experiences for improving gender equality in research organisations
Project Acronym R&I PEERS
Lead Partner Universita Degli Studi di Salerno (UNISA)
Call/Action H2020-SwafS-2017-1
Link to the Call European Commission
Agreement n° 788171
Partners Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (CNTI),
Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR),
Associazione Industriali Della Provincia di Salerno (AISAI),
Asociacion - Centro de Investigacion Cooperativa en Nanociencias - CIC NANOGUNE (CIC nanoGUNE), MIGAL Galilee Research Institute LTD (MIGAL),
Digital Leadership Institute (DLI),
Znanstvenoraziskovalni Center Slovenske Akademije Znanosti in Umetnosti (ZRC SAZU),
Agence Nationale de la Promotion de la Recherche Scientifique (ANPR),
Hellenic Republic Ministry of Interior (GSGE)
Countries of the action Italy, Cyprus, Spain, Israel, Belgium, Slovenia, Tunisia, Greece
Cost of Action €2,029,351.25
Grant €2,029,351.25
Cost for FWC €188,750.00
Grant for FWC €188,750.00
Dates 01/05/2018 - 30/04/2022

Main Page R&I PEERS
Website http://ripeers.eu/

Specific objective(s)

The project objectives are the following:

  • Implementation and improvement of 7 GEPs in R&I related organisations
  • Smooth the gap of gender representation in decision-making and research-performing processes
  • Maximise the impact and the efficacy of gender content into the research programmes

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