FESTA Documents

Published on 2017-05-02 11:24
The aim of this publication is to improve women’s participation in STEM by empowering them to strategically manage their careers by systematically increasing their awareness of the institutional procedures and politics that may influence their work and careers. Four case studies were undertaken at universities in Ireland, Bulgaria, Turkey and Denmark. The career trajectories of men and women at early-mid- and senior levels were investigated in order to determine those factors which...
Published on 2016-12-22 14:05
Tools and handbooks HANDBOOK: Gender-sensitive Design of Criteria and Recruitment, Appointment and Promotion Processes in Academia Handbook of organizational change Deliverable 5.1.1. Perceptions of excellence in hiring processes Deliverable 5.1.2. Handbook: Gender issues in recruitment, Appointment and Promotion Processes 6.2 Toolkit: Gender sensitive PhD supervision 7. Resistance Handbook     Reports 3.1.2 Report: FESTA StrategicCareer Manager 3.2.2 Individual Awareness Raising 4.2....
Published on 2016-12-20 14:48
This online handbook aims to present a deeper understanding of resistance to structural change to gender equality in academic institutions and the ways of dealing with it. Learn more: http://www.resge.eu/
Published on 2016-12-20 14:38
Individual Awareness Raising: research, development and implementation of training activities in four European universities. To raise gender awareness at an individual level, specifically among early- and mid- level women academics, research was undertaken in four universities, one each in Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland and Turkey, to understand the differences in men and women’s career trajectories. Overall, 106 men and women at early-, mid- and senior levels in the four case study...
Published on 2016-12-20 13:33
A toolkit to enhance gender sensitive PhD supervision for supervisors has been develop by the FESTA team. The objective of this Toolkit is to create awareness of the way gender affects supervisory relationships and to minimize the negative effect of gendered interactional patterns. There is a growing body of international evidence which demonstrates that women within STEM have more negative experiences of PhD education and consequently are more likely to leave academia. This loss of talent...
Published on 2016-12-12 14:30
Development, operation and evaluation of the FESTA Strategic Career Manager FESTA Strategic Career Manager (SCM) was developed as part of work package 3.1 – individual awareness raising - to support junior- to mid- level female researchers and academics in managing their careers in academia. Populated with data derived from interviews with 106 academics and researchers in Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland and Turkey, the SCM is a user-friendly, web-based decision support system, which provides...
Published on 2016-11-23 09:28
Recruitment and appointment processes for senior academic positions or professorships differ among European countries. However, there are important topics which can enhance fairness in general and gender equality in particular. The most important ones are summarized here, including a comparison of the partners’ findings.
Published on 2016-11-02 13:44
The FESTA handbook of organizational change (Implementing gender equality in higher education and research institutions) consists of the central issues and recommendations that partners in the FP7 project FESTA have worked on. The handbook is written for everyone who believes that women and men are equally capable of producing good research and should have equal opportunities to do so. We believe that women face other and more extensive problems than men in making a research career, and that...
Published on 2016-09-28 15:21
Three higher level education and research institutes cross nationally researched decision making and communications processes to explore their gendered effects. Changes to create more gender equal organizations were recommended at structural, cultural and individual levels and 60 – 70 per cent of these recommendations have at least been partially implemented in the three organizations. To facilitate the implementation of the recommendations, training programmes for decision makers were...
Published on 2015-12-29 12:00
FESTA work with gender and excellence in researchers’ daily environments started with a mapping of ideas among researchers in three European countries about research excellence, excellence funding and the impact of the excellence concept. Based on this mapping, workshops were conducted among researchers to discuss the results. This report summarizes the results of the mapping, our experiences of conducting the workshops, the work that is presently going on at our institutions,...

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