From left to right: Isabel Salgueiro (EELISA InnoCORE Coordinator), Krisztina László (BME), Inés Sánchez (UPM), Adeline Favier (PSL), Virginia Petre (UPB), Julien Becker (ENPC), Laura Tierling (EELISA Gender Equality ¬ Diversity workgroup) and Magda Luthay (FAU) Two days of activities, three months of preparation work, and over twenty people involved. This is how EELISA commemorated…
- A Gender Equality Plan for the Alliance including a common set of gender equality indicators following ‘She figures’ example and EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality).
- A Gender Equality and Diversity Working Group made of the gender equality and diversity experts from each of our institutions. Do want to know more about Gender Equality at EELISA partners? Check out their websites: SSSA, SNS, ITU, FAU, UPM, UPB, BME, PSL, ENPC.
- Awareness-raising and competence development activities:
Areas of intervention following EIGE principles
There are still persistent gender gaps in higher education as well as in research and innovation and in the labour market (‘She figures’). While at bachelor and master levels, women outnumber men as students and graduates, and while there is almost gender balance at the doctoral level, there are large gender differences across fields of study – in the STEM fields, women still represent slightly less than a third of students at bachelor and master levels, and 37% of doctoral candidates. Only 33% of Europe’s researchers are women (all fields), and they remain under-represented at the highest level of academia, with only 26% of full professorship positions held by women (‘She figures’ report).
According to the preliminary figures gathered for the production of EELISA’s Gender Equality Plan, similar imbalances seem to exist at some partner institutions, women still being underrepresented in specific academic and scientific fields as well as at the highest levels of our hierarchies. (More information coming soon).
Gender equality contributes to the integrity and societal responsibility of research, leveraging scientific and technological quality to higher standards, namely through the gender dimension in research and innovation. Indeed, sex and gender analysis are factors that can affect the quality of research results, and can influence research and innovation decisions when setting priorities, designing studies, communicating results. Do you want to know more? Review our workshop ‘Gender Dimension in Research’ (5 October) here.