Location: Democritus, Athens, Greece
Online phase: October-May 2011; Date: 3rd - 4th March 2011
The workshop Gender Stereotypes and Gendered Attitudes in the Assessment of Women’s Work was an opportunity for institutions and decision makers to be part of a knowledge transfer and a dialogue with gender experts and with other institutions in the European science system leading towards greater equality in how women and men are valued in science.
Key issues for discussion were:
- Factors that enhance the existence of gender stereotypes and gendered attitudes in the assessment of women’s work and the consequences they have to the functioning of the organization,
- Opportunities to address issues through gender equality action plan in organizations
- Capacity needs of the organizations in relation to putting in place a gender action plan
- Management support requirements for assisting organizations with the implementation of gender action plans (exploring possible implications, discrepancies and success factors through the use of ‘best practices’ paradigms).
Focus group discussions were facilitated by eminent gender experts, Gerd Bjørhovde and Rosella Palomba, in order to identify the dominant perceptions, opinions, beliefs and attitudes towards gender equality issues in science institutions and in particular in reference to the criteria and processes used in assessment.
genSET Partner, FORTH, presented on genSET, its aims and methods for achieving them, as well as the methodology for mentoring those who volunteered during the workshop. Download the genSET presentations:
Participants presented on their institutional situation to spark discussion:
Example Gender Action Plans were presented to the workshop as to raise discussion on effective strategies:
University of Cambridge
Medical Research Council