Promoting gender balance and inclusion in research, innovation and training



The overall objective of PLOTINA is to enable the development, implementation and assessment of self-tailored Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) with innovative and sustainable strategies for the Research Performing Organizations (RPOs) involved. This objective will be achieved by: i) Stimulating a gender-aware culture change; ii) Promoting career-development of both female and male researchers to prevent the waste of talent, particularly for women; iii) Ensuring diversification of views and methodologies (in this case by taking into account the gender/sex dimension and analysis) in research and teaching. PLOTINA is a partnership of RPOs, Professional Associations and Partners with specific expertise in monitoring the progress of the project and in the dissemination. The consortium represents the diversity of European RPOs as well as the diversity of European social and cultural environments. The workplan will proceed in four overall stages: i) Assess the current situation in all Partner RPOs; ii) Design GEPs for each RPO, iii) Design, implement and evaluate Actions in the Partner RPOs to address the targets of the GEPs, iv) Create a platform of resources that can be used by RPOs across Europe to implement their own GEPs suited to their own situations. The GEPs Actions will support systemic and sustainable changes at the institutional and departmental of the PLOTINA’s RPOs. The end results will be a set of modular and adaptable resources for other RPOs at the starting stage in the setting up of GEPs, in particular: Tools, GEPs Library of Actions, research and teaching Case Studies and Good Practices. Strongly aligned with a European Research Area (ERA) objectives on gender equality, PLOTINA will contribute to increase the number of female researcher, promote their careers and integrate of the gender dimension into the design, evaluation and implementation of research, to enhance its quality and relevance foster excellence and the social value of innovations.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Tullia Gallina Toschi

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari
Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne
Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali
Dipartimento di Scienze Dell'Educazione "Giovanni Maria Bertin"
Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna(Italy)

Other Participants:
Mondragon Unibertisitatea S.Coop (Spain)
The University Of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Instituto Superior De Economia E Gestao (Portugal)
Ozyegin Universitesi (Turkey)
Kemijski Institut (Slovenia)
Centro Studi Progetto Donna E Diversity Mgmt (Italy)
Eluyar-Zubize (Spain)
JUMP FORUM Sprl (Belgium)

Third parties:
Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S Coop (Mgep) S.Coop. (Spain)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 2.296.187,50
Project Duration in months: 48
Start Date: 01/02/2016
End Date: 31/01/2020

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Gender equality This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 666008