Welcome to the EGERA project!

Effective Gender Equality in Research and the Academia

The Project EGERA

EGERA intends to promote a full set of measures to achieve gender equality and fight gender-based stereotypes in research and the academia.
EGERA is a tool for achieving two overarching objectives:

  • Gender equality in research and higher education
  • Bringing a gender perspective in research contents and outputs

EGERA pursues both an ambitious and pragmatical objective by tackling the opacity of recruitment and appraisal procedures, gender bias in evaluation and practices which contribute to slow down women's careers. A Europe-scale project EGERA brings together 8 research and higher education institutions from 7 EU member states + Turkey.
Actions to be undertaken by respective partners shall to be also understood as a whole EGERA shall communicate a spirit of innovation, transparency and openness EGERA will constitute a label of equality, fairness and excellence.

Latest News and Events

Recent EGERA activities in CzechGlobe
In mid April 2017 a Code of Ethics was approved of in CzechGlobe. The Code presents one of key outputs of the project EGERA. The Code entails specifically one provision concerning equality and the principle of non- discrimination. On April 21, 2017 another EGERA workshop took place in CzechGlobe. This time the workshop was devoted to the career planning for young female and male scientists (with the emphasis on career trajectories of researchers and work-life balance in the academia). The workshop was led by lecturers from the Sociological Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Gender in science, innovation, technology and engineering (SITE)
Maxime Forest participated to the GenderInSITE Workshop as a guest speaker, on behalf of the EGERA community, hosted by FLACSO (Gender in Science Unesco Chair) in Buenos Aires.

SITE is an international initiative to promote the role of women in science, innovation, technology and engineering, and to demonstrate how applying a gender lens to SITE can provide deeper insights, more effective programmes and more sustainable outcomes in the context of development.The global development challenges we face are well known: poverty, lack of institutional capacity, environmental degradation, climate change and increasingly destructive natural disasters, health threats such as HIV/AIDS and malnutrition, and gender inequality. Policy and other decision makers need to weigh difficult trade-offs at every step, and innovation is critical to countries' ability to adapt to changing circumstances and contribute to the global knowledge bank.Yet, in many countries only half of the best ideas are heard - or even voiced. Worldwide, women are poorly represented at decision-making and management levels in the SITE sector. Moreoever, studies over the last 20 years show that women and men are actually affected differently when SITE is applied to development. Applying a gender lens to SITE-for-development policies - taking into account the vision, concerns and abilities of both women and men - makes them more effective. Simply looking at development challenges in a different way can provoke deeper insights into more effective, long-term solutions.
To inspire transformative actions and more effective development by understanding the impacts of SITE on women and men and how women and men can contribute to SITE.

Events at Sciences Po
In March, Sciences Po is hosting two events tackling gender-based discrimination in the Academia and beyond. Those event targets have different backgrounds and target different audiences and issues, but do embrace the same objective of making our community more inclusive and gender friendly.

Queer week (10-18 March, 2017)

Launched initially at Sciences Po, the Queer week has become one the most important annual events of the LGBT community in Paris Metropolitan Area. Its multidisciplinary program aims at bringing together people with different backgrounds, including activists, artists and academics, to share about their knowledge, researches, experiences and creations. In 2017, it focused on "Trajectories" of LGBT communities, from the buzzling emerging scene of the 1960 through the silent deaths brought by AIDS to the interference with mass culture in the 2000s, and from marginalization to normalization and institutionalization.

As in past editions, Sciences po has been hosting several key moments of this landmark event, which partly resonates with the overarching objectives of EGERA within the academic sphere: inclusiveness, fighting stereotypes, and circulating knowledges on gender(s).

Month of Gender Equality (1st-31st of March, 2017)
Coordinated by the Gender Equality Office of Sciences Po and the EGERA team, the first edition of the Month of Equality was launched on March, 1st with the hashtag #ScpoEGALITEFH

It consists on a series of multidisciplinary events including Theatre play, lectures, gender-sensitive fashion event, conferences, workshops, animations and roundtables. It covers 3 key areas of EGERA GEAP, namely Fighting sexism and sexual harassment; working conditions and work-life balance, and integrating gender in research.

Fighting sexism and sexual harassment
March 8th: Animation on Fighting sexism at Sciences Po (interactive awareness raising boards, in presence of two gender experts); Conference on preventing female genital mutilations with Amnesty InternationalMarch
15th: Conference on gender based violence

Working conditions and work-life balance:
March6th-24th: Workshops for professionals held by the Career service, devoted to self-assertiveness March 17th: Ideathon co-organized with the Bureau of Students on the issue of Students' parenthood March 29th: Conference with a panel of women having achieved top positions in their fields of specialization March 29th: Release of the signed EGERA Charter for Gender sensitive Governance in Research and Higher Education Institutions

March 14th: A workshop with PhD students on integrating a gender perspective in Research
March 16th: Women and Jihadi radicalization

Seminar in CzechGlobe
On Wednesday 15th of March, 2017 another EGERA training took place in CzechGlobe. This time it was devoted to the topic of diversity and gender in research content, namely in the global change research. The workshop was led by Hana Viznerova from the Sociological Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences and David Vačkář from CzechGlobe.

Director of Sciences Po at a press conference to unveil the first-ever HeForShe
IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report

As part of the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Irina Bokova,Director-General of UNESCO and Emma Watson, British Actor and UN Women GlobalGoodwill Ambassador joined eight President from some of the world's leadinguniversities (Georgetown University, Hong Kong University, University of Leicester,Nagoya University, Sciences Po, Stony Brook University, University of Waterloo andUniversity of the Witwatersrand) at a press conference to unveil the first-ever HeForSheIMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report.

Media and Covery Report pdf