Sciences Po coordinates consortium on Effective Gender Equality in Research and the Academia (EGERA)

EGERA, a joint project bringing together eight European institutions of research and higher education, is committed to the dual objectives of acheiving gender equality in research and promoting gender studies in research.

The project is part of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for Research and Technological Development, the EU's principal instrument for funding research in Europe and is coordinated by PRESAGE, Sciences Po's Research and Academic Programme on Gender Thinking. EGERA belongs to the Sciences in Society part of the FP7.

EGERA anticipates new developments in the EU research & innovation policy by implementing socially innovative solution and building the business case of gender in research as part of a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). To achieve tangible results, EGERA will develop an approach which is both ambitious and pragmatic. The 4-year long project aims to review the implementation of the eight partner’s Fully-fledged Gender Equality Action Plans (GEAPs). GEAPs uses a structural understanding of gender inequalities and bias in research to develop action plans targeting salient issues- recruitment, retention, appraisal and empowerment of women in research. The programme also aims to integrate gender studies into a range of academic fields. EGERA will disseminate its outputs and achievements across the European Research Area.

Dedicated to the promotion of sustainable and measurable cultural and organizational changes in gender equality, EGERA has been widely support by the senior management of its partner institutions. EGERA is composed of six universities, including Sciences Po, specialized in a wide array of disciplines ranging from the social sciences to STEM. Participating universities include the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain, the Middle East Technical University in Turkey, the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, the University of Antwerp in Belgium, and the University of Vechta in Germany. Participating research institutions include CzechGlobe Global Change Research in the Czech Republic and CESIS in Portugal.

Launched in 2010 as part of the Sciences Po Economic Research Centre (OFCE), PRESAGE is an innovative multidisciplinary programme specialising in gender issues. It develops collaborations with international academic institutions in different areas of research (economics, law, political sciences, sociology, history, philosophy…).

Contact at Sciences Po: Hélène Perivier