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November, 27, Lisbon, Portugal Like many other careers, careers in academia are full of challenges that are often hard to overcome. Balancing research activities and teaching duties, the limited number of positions available, and the ever-fiercer competition to receive funding are just some examples of the difficulties faced. Women often account...

The European Research Area (ERA) aims at achieving: More effective national research systems Trans-national co-operation and competition Gender equality Optimal circulation, access to and transfer of scientific knowledge Open labour market for researchers In order to achieve an open labour market for researchers, an important document was published by the European Commission (EC) in 2005, namely the Charter for Researchers and...

PLOTINA works to develop, implement and assess individual Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) by means of innovative, sustainable strategies tailored to each of the Research Performing Organizations (RPOs). In the PLOTINA Formative Toolkit the RPOs will find the most relevant information they need to ensure gender balance...