Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development & Innovation Funding in Romania (UEFISCDI) is a public entity of the Central Administration in Romania under the ultimate authority of the Ministry of Education and Research. UEFISCDI was established in order to promote quality and leadership for higher education, research, development and innovation. UEFISCDI supports research and innovation policies, targeting various types of research and innovation activities (exploratory and applied research, innovation and technology transfer).
Status of gender inequalities
Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding highly values equal opportunities principles, the gender equality dimension included, also being integrated into its organisational culture. There is equal treatment for both female and male employees. Equality is a governing principle between women and men in terms of equal work and equal contract condition, salaries are based on performance. In terms of decision making process, women hold approx. 80% of leadership position. The percentage of women in middle and top management level is 66% and respectively 80%. The percentage of women in funding decision making process is 75%.
Existing gender equality policies at organisation level
UEFISCDI is a funding organisation for research, development and innovation, implementing part of the National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation 2015-2020 (PN III) in Romania. There is no formal Gender Equality Plan in UEFISCDI, however the organisation takes into consideration gender issues both in the research projects implemented and financed and the gender equality dimension is part of one of the fourth principles of UEFISCDI’s work (https://uefiscdi.ro/prezentare-institutionala).