CHAlleNging Gender (In)Equality in science and research




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Field of research: Gender Equality, Structural change, Higher Education and Science

Our Focus: Process monitoring and evaluation, knowledge co-production

Number of partners: 6

Project duration: 4.5 years (05/2018-10/2021)

Funding body: EU Horizon 2020


Aim of the Project

Supporting research institutions and universities in designing, implementing and evaluating measures to achieve gender equality within their organisations.

Research Object and Vision

The main aim of CHANGE is it to support research performing organisations (RPOs) to design and implement gender equality plans (GEPs). This will be achieved by involving key actors, called Transfer Agents (TAs), within each organisation who will together with the core consortium partners transmit co-produced gender equality knowledge inside their institutions. This innovative approach will ensure the promotion and sustainable institutionalisation of the GEPs beyond the project duration. Through mutual learning and networking CHANGE will enable partners to become resource centres skilled to provide gender equality knowledge and expertise to other RPOs and also RFOs (research funding organisations). Regular inclusion and exchange with national and European stakeholders (policy makers, researchers, ministries etc.) ensures a spill-over effect of CHANGE results to other RPOs and RFOs in their respective countries as well as with other ministries in the whole European area. Thus, CHANGE contributes to a structural change towards gender equality in the European Research Area by stimulating institutional cultural change towards gender equal work environments in RPOs and fostering the importance of gender dimension inclusive research and innovation programmes in RFOs.

Project Partners and Funding

European Union's Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Programme, Grant Agreement no. 787177