The main objective of the EU-FP7 financed project STAGES is to launch structural change strategies addressing the problem of gender inequality in science through implementation of self-tailored actions plans in different European universities and research institutions.
A further aim of the project is to create insight into the dynamics surrounding structural change efforts in research institutions and to stimulate organisational learning on gender equality.
With the implementation of a number of negotiation strategies developed specifically for the project, STAGES also intends to ensure the widest possible consensus around gender equality initiatives in research organisations.
The project has adopted an integrated perspective, involving human resources management in different European universities and research institutions as active players in efforts to modify and transform knowledge organisations.
Where previous EU-funded gender projects focused efforts on "changing" the female researchers with the aim of enhancing their qualifications and boosting their careers in organisations potential discriminatory logics, the project rather makes the knowledge organisation subject to action-oriented initiatives.
STAGES is based on the experiences and guidelines developed in the framework of two other European projects (PRAGES and WHIST) carried out recently at Aarhus University. The project has a duration of 4 years (2012-2015).
To achieve its general aim and specific objectives the project comprises the following elements:
Ebbe Krogh Graversen, Mathias Wullum Nielsen
Project period: 2012-2015
Online resource site, Aarhus University: http://ps.au.dk/forskning/forskningscentre/dansk-center-for-forskningsanalyse/gender-equality-in-research/