Policy: Gender Equality Plan

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In the framework of the project Pilot experiences for improving gender equality in research organisations, financed by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 programme (Call: Science with and for Society, H2020-SwafS-2017-1), the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (CNTI) has set-up a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) to foster gender equality and strengthen the participation of female employees within the departments of the organisation. The customised Gender Equality Plan developed lies in the following target areas:

  • work-life balance;
  • reducing the gender gap in decision-making bodies;
  • reducing gender gap among researchers;
  • improving the use of gender-neutral language in organization’s documents;
  • mentoring and supporting the career and excellence of female researchers.

Among others, the plan includes the establishment of equal participation of the two genders in Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (CNTI)'s Board of Directors for a period of at least 5 years and the introduction of the possibility of flexible working hours as well as remote work in order to improve the work-life balance of the employees.

The Gender Equality Plan will be implemented as a pilot policy for the period 2018 - 2022. After its termination, the Board of Directors will decide, based on the outcomes of its implementation period, its continuation for the next years.

Full access to the GEP is granted here.