INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

We have coordinated and participated in Framework Programme 6 projects (KNOWING, CEC-WYS, WSDEBATE, DATAWOMSCI) and Framework Programme 7 (TRIGGER, cooperation with EGERA). The Centre is a members of RINGS (International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies), EWPS (European Platform of Women Scientists), eument-net (European network of mentoring programmes) and ATGender. We coordinate Horizon 2020 project GENDERACTION which supports gender equality in European Research Area.

The objective of GENDERACTION is to create an innovative policy community for the implementation of the gender priority in the European Research Area (ERA) by setting up a network of representatives appointed by national authorities in thirteen Member States and Associated Countries, with three Associate Partners. The goal is to foster policy coordination among Member States and Horizon 2020 and build competences for gender equality in research and innovation among various types of European and national stakeholders.

The network will map, monitor and assess implementation of actions foreseen in priority 4 gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the national ERA roadmaps of the participating countries; foster exchange and mutual learning among representatives of national authorities in order to achieve policy coordination in priority 4; provide various trainings to relevant stakeholders such as national authorities, RFOs and RPOs and NCPs with a view to building competences in priority 4; give strategic advice to key stakeholders on gender equality in research and innovation in Europe and beyond; foster the inclusion of gender equality in international cooperation in science, technology and innovation, and disseminate its results.

The International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies was formed in 2014. The RINGS connects leading research institutes and centres across the world, with the aims to facilitate collaboration and contacts within gender studies across the world.

We are a member of the European network of mentoring programmes the goal of which is to support women in research and higher education institutions.