Mini Reports

Gender Equality Status Analysis

In order to provide a strong foundation for the design of their Gender Equality Plans, the RPOs and RFOs involved in CALIPER have carried out an analytic effort to assess factors and procedures inside their institutions thus identifying gender bias and inequalities both at the departmental and organisational level.

This internal assessment was paired with an investigation of the external factors in each partnering country to evaluate the regional/national innovation ecosystems, where each PRO/RFO is positioned. The scope of the external assessment is to better understand at which stages of the research-transfer to the market and innovation cycle the gender inequalities are displayed.  

Internal Assessment

CALIPER partners followed a mixed methodology based on a multidimensional approach featuring general institutional change processes for gender equality, such as the GEAR Toolkit of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) as well as concepts corresponding to the project’s scope. The analysis involved all the ERA priorities for Gender Equality, which have been addressed through the examination of particular activities and service areas of each RPO/RFO.

The internal assessment depicts a complete and detailed picture of each institution to identify where gender inequalities and gender bias can be found in internal processes, practices and procedures, but also to keep track of existing measures aimed at contrasting them.

Connections between ERA priorities and activities and service areas of RPOs/RFOs

External Assessment

To perform the external assessment CALIPER partners adopted a quadruple helix approach by involving stakeholders from Academia and Universities, Industry and Business, Public Sector and Civil Society groups.

The focus of the assessment is on the national legal and policy frameworks on gender equality. Moreover, data about STEM students, researchers, patent registrations, innovative start-up founders from a gender perspective are presented.

The scope of the external assessment has been to analyse the dimension of gender in innovation ecosystems in the countries of CALIPER partners. The term “innovation ecosystem” refers to the spatial regional and national dimension of innovation produced by multiple actors and in a collaborative manner, where research organisations have a prominent role as knowledge producers and capacities builders.

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing - University of Zagreb

Croatia | RPO

English version – Croatian version

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia

Georgia | RFO

English versionGeorgian version

Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava - Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Slovakia | RPO

English version – Slovakian version (Coming soon)

Université libre de Bruxelles

Belgium | RPO

English versionFrench version

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering - National Technical University of Athens

Greece | RPO

English versionGreek version

Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona

Spain | RPO

English version – Spanish version (Coming soon)

Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development & Innovation Funding in Romania

Romania | RFO

English versionRomanian version

Yaşar University EU Center - Yaşar University

Turkey | RPO

English versionTurkish version

Salento University