SPEAR - Supporting and Implementing Plans for Gender Equality in Academia and Research

SPEAR will support the implementation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in Research Performing Organisations (RPOs). It 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). JOANNEUM RESEARCH supports the learning and support activities through a critical friend evaluation.

Further Information on the project website: SPEAR

This project has received funding from the European Union's H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824544