Today, the R&I PEERS project released Deliverable 6.2 of the project, a report on gender equality best practices that aims at identifying best practices related to gender equality in research organisations, targeting all types of functions and stages of a research career, from starting to management and decision-level.
The review has focused on practices functional to the R&I PEERS project, in order to be useful for the R&I PEERS piloting organisations to improve their organisational policies and adequate better their strategies for achieving gender balance.
The findings have been clustered and collected following the taxonomy of strategies and indicators identified in previous reports, D3.2 and D3.3, respectively. The present research has also been built around the concrete targets and preliminary priorities identified by our piloting partners, which were collected extensively in Deliverable 3.1 “Analysis of Country Guidelines”, and briefly compiled below:
- Work-life balance
- Gender dimension in research and curricula
- Gender balance within the organisation (in committees, research teams, job offering and recruitment panels, decision-making bodies, high management teams)
- Gender sensitive language in organisation’s documents
- Female researchers’/staff career and excellence (and career progression)
- Raising awareness of gender equality within organisations
These seven preliminary priorities have been taken into full consideration in the selection and analysis of the existing practices and gender policies.