An important actor when it comes to distribution of research funds in Sweden is the Swedish Research Council. Their policy is to evaluate all applications objectively and on a gender-neutral basis.
Sometimes it feels like everything has changed ‘since Covid’; at other moments, it’s easier to think that nothing has changed, or certainly not for the better. This is especially the case for gender equality in research organizations.
On August 21, the Icelandic Political Science Association and the Sociology Association in Iceland held a joint conference in cooperation with the Institute of Public Administration and Politics. Three research papers, related to the ACT Project, were presented:
After a re-energizing summer break the GenBUDGET CoP is ready to continue the work. Due to the development of COVID-19, it was again decided to postpone the meeting in Iceland. It is now planned to take place January 7, 2021, provided that the situation gets better.
As explained in previous blogs, the GenBUDGET CoP planned a workshop in Iceland in the beginning of April. The aim of the workshop was to consolidate the interests and needs of the existing members into a plan of action for the reminder of the project.
Since our face-to-face meeting in January 15 at DESY, Hamburg, the GenBUDGET CoP has been planning a workshop, which was scheduled April 1-3, 2020. Due to the unforeseen circumstances created by the COVID-19, the workshop was cancelled until September 7-9, 2020.
Due to the unforeseen circumstances created by the COVID-19 the GenBUDGET workshop has been cancelled until September 7-9, 2020.
We hope that you all keep your health during these challenging times.
January 14-15, 2020, the GenBUDGET CoP had its first face-to-face meeting at DESY headquarters in Hamburg.
We invite you to follow the University of Iceland's Gender Studies Twitter account where you can find regular updates of the GenBUDGET community of practice:
January 14-15, 2020, GenBUDGET CoP will have the first face-to-face meeting at DESY headquarters in Hamburg. The focus will be on the progress of the TIPs and how we want to continue our work.
On December 6th, Finnborg discussed research on universities funding and management at the University of Iceland. Her presentation was part of the lecture tour "Þekking til sölu? Markaðsvæðing akademíunnar" or "Knowledge for sale?
The GenBUDGET CoP is supported by the Horizon 2020 project ACT along with six other Communities of Practice (CoPs). The ACT project aims at accelerating gender equality and institutional change in research and innovation across Europe.
Second online meeting discussed the approaches to gender impact assessment.
Finnborg Salome Steinþórsdótir made a video about gender budgeting. In the video she discusses the experiences from the University of Iceland. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vruyQ9kHw1U
Finnborg Salome Steinþórsdótir made a video about gender budgeting. In the video she discusses the background and application of the strategy in research organisations. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2F3cZP5OoE
Great first meeting last week! Thanks for participating and sharing your ideas. Our next meeting is scheduled in November.
The first online meeting of the GenBUDGET CoP will be September 24 at 15.00 (CEST time)
The focus will be: Discussion on the selection of a TIP
Separate Skype meetings have been held with all the CoP members to discuss ideas for Targeted Implementation Project (TIP) and potential ACT support activities. It was great to meet all the CoP members and hear their ideas!