European Network of Gender Equality and diversity officers (gedo)
The Gender Equality and Diversity Officers Network is a LinkedIn group aimed at connecting Gender Equality and Diversity Officers, advisors and experts from universities and research centres across Europe.
The Network has been developed in the framework of the Horizon 2020 project EQUAL4EUROPE, and it is aimed at sharing knowledge, ideas and best practices for designing and implementing gender equality and diversity policies in European higher education and research institutions.
It works, as well, as point of departure for common initiatives. Knowledge shared on the Network is useful in the everyday practice and for more structured studies in the field of gender equality and diversity.
One of the main goals of the Network is to trigger discussion on the solutions for universities and research centres to reach the objectives of the European Research Area as well as to match new Horizon Europe eligibility criteria in terms of gender equality.
This includes removing barriers to career progression of female researchers, addressing gender imbalances in leadership and decision making, and integrating the gender dimension in research and teaching content. Specific support in this sense is offered through the research results of the EQUAL4EUROPE project. They are available in the Network and encompass resources to carry out an internal assessment about gender equality, a toolkit and a template to set-up Gender Equality Plans, and best practices regarding specific topics, like promoting a gender sensitive recruitment.
The Network has been created as a long-lasting and structural instrument for mainstreaming gender equality and diversity throughout Europe. It will remain active, thus, also after the end of the EQUAL4EUROPE project.
The Gender Equality and Diversity Officers Network is as well a bridge with similar national initiatives in EU countries, and it connects to the EFMD and CEEMAN networks.
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