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Latest Blog Posts

Gender equality benefits for the University
Gender equality benefits for the University
Vilius Alesius – VU internal communications manager
Experience of the Vilnius University in promoting diversity and equal opportunities
Experience of the Vilnius University in promoting diversity and equal opportunities
Rūta Ruolytė-Verschoore, Equal Opportunities Co-ordinator at Vilnius University
Transnational gender equality work
Transnational gender equality work
Peter Bjelskou, University of Southern Denmark

Welcome to SPEAR

We will be supporting the implementation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in Research Performing Organisations (RPOs). SPEAR offers supportive structures comprised in its interconnected Community of Learning (CoL) and Community of Practice (CoP). CoL will provide learning platforms while CoP provides an arena for experience exchanges. Both these are crucial to successful and sustainable implementation of GEPs, a key instrument to improving gender equality.

SPEAR’s central objective is to implement GEPs in its nine implementing RPOs. Based on a step-by-step guide to GEP implementation devised by the European Institute for Gender Equality, SPEAR follows a distinct methodological path committed to creative, open, mitigating, processual, accountable, SMART and sustainable changes (SPEAR’s COMPASS).

Latest News

SPEAR starts with its Status Quo Assessments
SPEAR starts with its Status Quo Assessments

On September 4th and 5th, Joanneum Research conducted interviews at RWTH Aachen University for the Status Quo Assessment of our project.

Cooperation with sister projects: FESTA workshop for the TARGET project
Cooperation with sister projects: FESTA workshop for the TARGET project

Capacity Building Meeting in Athens, Friday September 27th 2019.

Round Table
Round Table "The Benefits and Necessity of Policies in the Field of Equality between Women and Men in Academia and Research"

On June 20 2019, Bulgarian SPEAR teams from University of Plovdiv "Paisii HilendarskI" and South-West University "Neofit Rilski" jointly organised a round table titled "The Benefits and Necessity of Policies in the Field of Equality between Women and Men in Academia and Research". The event was held at the premises of the University of Plovdiv.

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