Genovate, EU FP7 Science in Society Project, aim to ensure equal opportunities for women and men by encouraging a more gender-aware management in research and scientific decision-making bodies.
Genovate operates across seven European partners institutions, each of which have different institutional and national contexts for gender equality.
Genovate is an action-research project based on implementation of Gender Equality Action Plans (GEAPs) in six European countries. The core aims are
- To implement innovative and sustainable strategies for change in universities and research organisations to better support gender diversity and equal opportunities
- To promote the ways in which gender equality and diversity benefit excellence in research and innovation
- To facilitate meaningful knowledge exchange between European universities with very different levels of experience
- To develop and widely disseminate a sound management approach for abolishing gender inequalities and contributing to the improvement of working conditions for male and female researchers
Project period: 2013-2016
National Project Coordinator in Sweden: Paula Wennberg
LTU Scientific Director: Ylva Fältholm, Professor
LTU Research Groups: Industrial Work Environment, Gender and Technology
Project Partners: University of Bradford, UK (coordinator); University College Cork, Ireland; Luleå University of Technology, Sweden; Ankara University, Turkey; Univesity of Naples Federico II, Italy; Trnava University, Slovak Republic; Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (evaluator)