Objectives - Major Actions
Here is a list of the project’s main objectives.
RESET objectives unfold into 8 major actions:
Action 1: Design, implement and mainstream Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) as a regular, intersectional and co-designed, institutional practice.
Tailor-made GEPs will be developed and implemented following an intersectional and co-designed approach. Through a mix of actions (i.e. Gender Equality survey, focus groups, data collection) the project will assess the state of play in each partner organisation, namely on perceptions and experiences of inequalities and gender biases on an intersectional framework, and perceptions of training needs with the aim to address Gender Equality issues.
Action 2: Monitor and Evaluate changes towards gender sensitive organisations
A comprehensive monitoring and evaluation approach will be designed and implemented enabling GEP implementing partners to self-assess their performance, providing impartial assessment and supporting GEPs’ sustainability beyond the project’s timeline.
Action 3: Support data-driven GE and diversity policy-making in designing qualitative assessment tools and processes
Reliable methodologies and tools will be delivered for the development of the heterogeneous GEP relevant data through a processing pipeline, in compliance with RESET’s requirements and plans. The developed methodologies form a key component to enable a data-driven process of GEP designing and assessment.
Action 4: Train communities towards equality and settle new standards
Tailor-made training for all RESET partners and particular target groups in each institution (MA students, PhD candidates, Early-Stage Researchers, Researchers, HR, administrative staff, middle management, top management.) will be provided considering the specific needs of all partners resulting from different national, institutional, and sociocultural contexts. The main objective of such training is to make the academic communities aware of gender-based discriminatory practices at the university, as well as to demonstrate and promote the tools to counteract the processes of exclusion occurring as a result of the reproduction of structural gender relations and values.
Action 5: Ensure a sustainable and cultural change by establishing a gender and diversity-friendly environment
RESET aims to establish a culture of gender equality and diversity, in an intersectional perspective that includes other factors widening the gender gap or contributing to multiple axes of discrimination. To support change, the project will rely on the detailed analysis of cultural, social, economic and political obstacles to the promotion and implementation of gender equality provided by the data and results of Actions 1, 2 & 3.
Action 6: Act upon governance and upgrade existing excellence policy towards greater inclusiveness
RESET aims to revise, as a network, institutional processes of governance to the light of a joint definition of scientific excellence, and related joint actions. Involving all institutional stakeholders, change will be achieved through the co-design of refined processes on three levels of action: the constitutional level of policy-making, the operational level of implementation and the personal level of decision-making.
Action 7: Mainstream the gender dimension in the design of research activities and products
RESET aims at improving scientific excellence by strengthening the gender perspective in research. The RESET consortium aims to tackle the challenge by mainstreaming Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) into the design of new research projects of the participating universities, following up and evaluating the GIA approach, and producing policy recommendations.
Action 8: Promote RESET, disseminate its good practices and exploit its results
A blend of activities will be organized to communicate on RESET and its objectives of gender equality, diversity for scientific excellence, to disseminate the project results and the methodologies in order to foster their appropriation, their upscaling and their replication in various contexts as well as to pave the way for a sustainable exploitation of RESET.