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Published on 2014-04-25 13:58
We know that scientific institutions very often struggle with gender imbalance, and we know that it can be difficult to address the problem. FESTA wants to see changes in the daily environment of researchers and therefore we present a framework for how to start making such changes. The framework is presented as a toolkit with inspiration for people who know it is necessary to address gender imbalance in their institution but are unsure how. The toolkit report, Festa Toolkit WP3.2: Towards...
Published on 2014-04-23 08:50
Excellence in science is about finding and nurturing the most talented people and help them use their whole potential. In the best of worlds excellence should not be influenced by gender – but reality shows that many more men than women are regarded as excellent. Previous projects have looked at situations where excellence is evaluated, such as funding and appointment decisions and how these contribute to gender unbalance. With this report FESTA wants to look at what happens in the lower...
Published on 2014-03-17 15:48
 European Women Rectors Platform and Istanbul Technical University are happy to announce the fourth conference on "Beyond The Glass Ceiling: Women Rectors Across Europe, Role of Leadership in Structural Changes" which will be held in Istanbul on 15-17 May 2014.   The theme of this 4th conference will be the role of leadership in structural changes for achieving gender equality in academia.   For more information and registration go to http://beyondtheglassceiling2014....
Published on 2013-11-07 21:01
  http://www.lero.ie/itafestavideo Discussion with Dr Ita Richardson, Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland featuring “Challenging the Leaky Pipeline in Science, Engineering and Technology”, her keynote talk at Accelerating Change, International Women’s Day Conference, University of Limerick, 2013.  
Published on 2013-09-19 10:48
A European Strategy for Gender Equality: Tackling Discrimination in the Workplace and Beyond Despite countless legislative efforts, gender discrimination continues to exist in Europe at all levels: be it an unspoken social norm, a pay gap, or even physical violence and harassment, figures are still high across Europe. The main findings of the 2010 Background document to the European Commission’s 2010-2015 Strategy for Equality between Women and Men shows that although women’s...
Published on 2013-09-16 15:16
The document UNESCO priority gender equality action plan for 2014-2021 contains the UNESCO Priority Gender Equality Action Plan for 2014-2021. It contains information on: Strategic actions by Major Programmes pertaining to gender equality with corresponding expected results and performance indicators Processes for coordination, implementation, monitoring and reporting on action in support of Priority Gender Equality Institutional mechanisms for the pursuit of gender equality in UNESCO...
Published on 2013-09-11 07:39
A nordic conference with the title: "The Future of Nordic gender equality policy. Where are we heading?" will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark 4th October, 2013. There will be speakers from all nordic countries. Learn more here.
Published on 2013-09-06 11:12
Read the EU strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015 here.
Published on 2013-04-30 13:41
In the context of the SGS-Congress 2013 in Bern, initial findings of the FESTA project will be presented on the workshop “Gender science and engineering careers: growing inequalities?” The FESTA-lecture ,Gender and the Making of Excellence in Science and Technology‘ investigates in how the complex relationship between the "quality" of individual scientific achievements is produced in social processes within the scientific field and how gender bias arises in the...
Published on 2013-04-15 13:15
FESTA has several sister projects and there are also several organisations adressing gender in academia. Here you can learn more about them. EGERA - Effective Gender Equality in Research and the Academia  Gender Time - Transferring Implementing Monitoring Equality Genis Lab - The Gender in Science and Technology LAB Genovate - Transforming Organisational Culture for Gender Equality in Research and Innovation  INTEGER - INstitutional Transformation for Effecting Gender Equality in...

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