Contact Person: Dr. Sigal Fishman
The R&I PEERS project aims to create and validate pilot experiences that disrupt gender-biased approaches and unconscious rules which limit participation by and careers for women in Research and Innovation. The R&I PEERS project promotes a concept of gender equality that can best be expressed as “women and men enjoy the same status and have equal opportunity to realize their full human potential to contribute to political, economic, social and cultural development, and to benefit fully from the results.”
R&I PEERS - Pilot experiences for improving gender equality in research organisations project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme and coordinated by the University of Salerno (UNISA) with the participation of nine additional partners from Cyprus, Greece, Tunisia, Israel (MIGAL), Slovenia, Belgium, Spain and Italy.
During its four-year duration, the project aims at creating and validating pilot experiences aiming at disrupting the gender-biased approach and those unconscious rules that limit the participation and the career of women in research and innovation in the Mediterranean Area.
To do so, we will leverage the synergies of structured dialogues and women’ empowerment through skills and entrepreneurial perspective of research and innovation.
The project objectives are:
- Implementation and improvement of 7 GEPs in R&I related organisations.
- Smooth the gap of gender representation in decision-making and research-performing processes.
- Maximize the impact and the efficacy of gender content into the research programmes. The proposal aims at realizing and providing a double vision of equality (increasing the numbers of women in decision making positions throughout the R&I system will reduce the waste of European talents) and opportunity (providing support to the R&I entrepreneurship based on more effective deployment female human capital, hence offering an important competitive advantage for strengthening the scientific endeavour). Dissemination and exploitation plans of the project results will then ensure the sustainability of the action after the ending of the H2020 project.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 788171.