Gender Equality Policies in Research Institutions
The conference Gender Equality Policies in Research Institutions: Promoting transformative and sustainable changes intends to start from the presentation of results and tools from the H2020 EQUAL-IST project (Gender Equality Plans for Information Sciences and Technology Research Institutions) to discuss opportunities to innovate teaching, students services, HR management and Institutional communication via gender equality, as well as existing hindrances and resistances which are slowing structural change processes down, starting from the perspective of ICT and IS Research Organizations.
ERA objectives have stressed the importance of gender equality in research, at the three levels of fostering equality in scientific careers, achieving gender balance in decision making and integrating a gender dimension in research content. Gender balance in research organizations is considered as a key step for ensuring research excellence and quality and inclusive-sustainable innovation. Still, in spite of an increasing number of HE and research institutions committed to make science more equal and some positive trends in figures on Gender equality in STEM research, it still appears to be difficult to prioritize gender equality.