Led by the University of Turin, the four-year MINDtheGEPs project will identify good practice and help shape measures to reduce gender imbalances in seven research institutions and generate data to support the development of national and European policy for gender equality in research performing organisations.
The project is funded by the EU research and innovation framework program Horizon 2020’s Science with and for Society funding scheme. Seven of the partners are research organisations, consisting of universities, research centers and a scientific publisher.
MINDtheGEPS will both map existing data and generate new datasets on sex and gender differences to support the development of policy on gender action. This qualitative and quantitative data collection will drive the implementation of effective gender equality plans that can be monitored and evaluated. MINDtheGEPs will be able to develop and share guidance on approaches to all aspects of research that takes sex and gender into account. MINDtheGEPs will also organise a number of workshops on empowerment and gender education for both male and female researchers in the early to middle stages of their career. The project will also focus on measures to balance work and family life, also aimed at both men and women. The project will also design a set of key professional profiles that can act as experts on gender equality. These roles are meant to complement existing roles, for example Gender Equality Managers, and Gender Database Manager.
The MINDtheGEPs consortium includes:
Italian National Research Council (Italy);
University of Turin(Italy);
University of Gdańsk (Poland);
Uppsala University (Sweden);
School of Electrical Engineering-University of Belgrade (Serbia);
Jagiellonian University (Poland);
Institute of Technology Tralee (Ireland);
Fundación para la Promoción de la Investigación;
Innovación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en la Industria de Automoción de Galicia (Spain);
Knowledge and Innovation (Italy);
the Elsevier publishing house (Holland).