GENERA - Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area

The European project GENERA aims to help research performing and research funding organisations to create and implement gender equality plans (GEP). We, as the consortium, are convinced that this effort is necessary in order to support actions for the promotion of careers of female researchers.  It is a fact that all gender statistics illustrate that women are underrepresented in the entire domain of Research, Technology, Innovation and Physics. Therefore it has been decided to describe the actual implementation of the GEPs in a roadmap. This roadmap will describe all activities supporting the implementation of customized GEPs. The GEPs shall remove barriers to the recruitment, retention and career progression of female researchers, strengthening the gender dimension in research programs and raising general awareness of gender bias.

The project will also bring together major players in physics research in Europe to address gender equality in a cooperative way. The collaboration on gender equality on the European level will strengthen the gender dimension on the institutional level as well as in national and European research programmes dedicated to physics research and beyond.

Here are some related links to gender equality:

Looking at High Energy Physics from a Gender Studies Perspective

 Women in Science: Physics and Optics 

 Women in Physics in Italy: The Leaky Pipeline

 It's different for girls: the influence of schools

 Factors that affect the physical science career interest of female students: Testing five common hypotheses

 GENDER EQUITY: Stengthening the Physics Enterprise in Universities and Laboratories

Currently, we focus on the Gender in Physics Days (GiP Days). They will take place in all European countries that are part of the GENERA project ( We are looking forward to represent the German GiP Day on the 30th June in Hamburg.

Stay tuned for upcoming news.

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