Project Status: 
Ongoing
Project type: 
Horizont2020
Project Identification Number: 
710534
Date Project Started: 
May, 2016
Date Project Ended: 
August, 2019
Total funding of project (Euro): 
2276853.75
Total funding to IUS Budget (Euro): 
225625.00
Funding organization / government / company: 
European Commission
Other partner institution(s): 
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA, Italy
KADIR HAS UNIVERSITESI, Turkey
INSTITUTO UNIVERSITARIO DE LISBOA, Portugal
INSTITUT D'ETUDES POLITIQUES DE BORDEAUX, France
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST, United Kingdom
Project Description: 
Increasing the participation of women in research, and promoting gender equality, is vital in strengthening the competitiveness of European research. A greater involvement of women in research will contribute not only to an increased number of skilled researchers in our institutions, but will also add a different perspective to research programmes, promote diversity, improve descion-making and contribute to enhanced creativity and innovation. This view informs the focus of this high-level consortium, who wish to work together to introduce and develop gender-sensitive organisational cultures and practices in our respective universities, thus effecting a sustainable and systemic structural change in how our institutions function. The ultimate objective of the structural change process is to work towards improved decision-making and enhanced research capacity by: • incorporating gender-sensitive practices, processes and procedures in research, and; • developing balanced representation of both women and men in institutional decision-making.
IUS Participant(s): 
Name & SurnameRoleFacultyStudy Programme
Principal investigator
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Computer Sciences and Engineering