Women’s careers hitting the target: gender management in scientific and technological research (WHIST)

About (English version): 
The project’s general purpose was strengthening the capacity and orientation of S&T research institution to promote and manage gender diversity in their midst, at all levels, with the awareness that making full use of both male and female human resources and scientific talent contributes to the advancement of European science. The WHIST Project was conducted starting from the main outputs of the Coordination Action “Practising Gender Equality in Science” (PRAGES), also funded by the European Commission, which resulted in the publication of the Guidelines for Gender Equality Programmes in Science, aimed at supporting women’s participation in scientific and technological development. To many respects, therefore, WHIST can be understood as a continuation of PRAGES. Under the WHIST Project, the designing and implementation of three experimentation activities on gender equality in science and technology were envisaged. The three experimentations were carried out in Germany, France and Denmark, respectively by: * the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft – Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) on implementing structural features aimed at continuously improving gender diversity management and disseminating information regarding gender and diversity at the Fraunhofer IAO intranet; * the European Space Agency (ESA) on supporting the creation of an institutional Committee promoting standards of behaviours related to the quality of working life for women at ESA; the design and dissemination of corporate guidelines integrating the gender diversity dimension of behaviour at work; the design and implementation of a communication campaign on behaviour standards at ESA and an intranet on gender diversity; * the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy of the University of Aarhus (AU) on supporting the implementation of gender equality activities and action plans in a number of faculties/departments at the University of Aarhus and the start of a mentoring programme for young female researchers in two faculties at the Aarhus University. The main outcomes of the experimentation activities are contained in the Guidelines on gender diversity in science and technology, that have been presented in an international conference held in Brussels on November 2011. Final report http://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/56106_en.pdf; Summary brief: http://cordis.europa.eu/result/rcn/86595_en.pdf
About (Original language): 
Il Progetto WHIST si colloca all'interno del VII Programma Quadro e il 7 luglio 2009 è stata firmata la convenzione dalla Commissione europea - DG Ricerca e dal Dipartimento per le Pari Opportunità. WHIST, come il Progetto "PRActising Gender Equality in Science" - PRA.G.E.S., coordinato dal Dipartimento per le Pari Opportunità, ha come osservatorio la presenza delle donne nel mondo della ricerca pubblica e consiste in un'azione di coordinamento, della durata di 27 mesi, il cui obiettivo principale è quello di aumentare le capacità delle istituzioni scientifiche e tecnologiche nel monitorare, dirigere e analizzare la diversità di genere all'interno della loro organizzazione a tutti i livelli. Il Progetto, inoltre, ha 4 obiettivi specifici: predisporre azioni coordinate con lo scopo di rimuovere i fattori che impediscono la condizione di una piena ed effettiva uguaglianza di genere nelle carriere scientifiche; definire un set di linee guida per promuovere la diversità di genere nelle istituzioni scientifiche; promuovere uno scambio e un trasferimento di conoscenze sulle politiche riguardanti il gender diversity management tra i vari tipi di Istituti di ricerca; supportare un dialogo di alto livello tra gli esperti e i leaders delle istituzioni scientifiche pubbliche e private. Il Progetto WHIST è cofinanziato dall'IGRUE.
Acronym: 
WHIST
Dates: 
Friday, May 1, 2009 to Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Type of Project: 
Scientific discipline: 

Share the project

Relations

Project relations
"Women’s careers hitting the target: gender management in scientific and technological research (WHIST)"
produces ->
- -
"Women’s careers hitting the target: gender management in scientific and technological research (WHIST)"
<- is funded by
- -