H2020 project to promote knowledge, collaborative learning and institutional change on gender equality in research and innovation

  • Coordinator: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Period: 2018-2021
  • Funding body: H2020
  • Partners: ), Stiftung Deutches Elektronen-Synchroton (DESY), ), Uniwersytet Jagiellonski (UJ), Advance HE, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG), Haskoli Islands (UoI), Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft MBH, Karolinska Institutet (KI), Loughborough University (LoU), Notus, Portia Ltd, Science Foundation Ireland, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Umweltbundesamt (UBA), Znanstvenoraziskovalni Center Slovenske Akademije Znanosti In Umenosti (ZRC-SAZU)


ACT – Promoting Communities of Practice to advance knowledge, collaborative learning and institutional change on gender equality in the European Research Area

ACT will advance gender equality in the European Research Area by increasing gender expertise and operational effectiveness of Communities of Practice (CoPs) engaged in promoting institutional change, and in particular implementation of gender equality plans (GEPs), within and across research performing organisations (RPOs) and research funding organisations (RFOs). ACT will contribute to this overall goal by:

  • Consolidating and strengthening existing infrastructure for knowledge sharing and mutual learning in the field of institutional change and gender equality across Europe
  • Develop tailor-made mechanisms for new learning and practice development through CoPs operating within multi-stakeholder, multi-agenda organisational academic environments
  • Establish the first European Network of Communities of Practice by supporting 7 new and/or consolidating CoPs

Notus leads workpackage 1 Strategic analysis: Domain, Community, Methodology which will produce the conceptual framework amongst other outputs

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