Objectives & Background

Consortium Partners

PLOTINA Formative Toolkit

Library of actions


The Project

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:

  • Stimulating a gender-aware culture change;
  • Promoting career-development of both female and male researchers to prevent the waste of talent, particularly for women;
  • 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:

  • Assess the current situation in all Partner RPOs;
  • Design GEPs for each
  • Design, implement and evaluate Actions in the Partner RPOs to address the targets of the GEPs;
  • 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 the European Research Area (ERA) objectives on gender equality, PLOTINA will contribute to increasing the number of female researchers, promote their careers and integrate of the gender dimension into the design, evaluation and implementation of research, to enhance its quality and relevance and to foster excellence and the social value of innovations.

Latest news

PLOTINA project data published in Gender, Work & Organization journal

1 Feb, 2019

Charikleia Tzanakou PLOTINA team member from the Department of Politics and International Studies of the University of Warwick has recently published a piece of research

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Inclusive language training at Mondragon Unibertsitaea

11 Jan, 2019

Mondragon Unibertsitatea held a course on inclusive language on 11 January 2019. This training was organized within the training sessions that have been proposed based

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Gender mainstreaming in Turkish universities

2 Jan, 2019

Özyeğin University organised a panel entitled “Gender Mainstreaming Actions and Plans of Universities in Turkey” on 13 December 2018, which was held jointly with the

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Özyeğin University has hired a Gender Equality Specialist

21 Dec, 2018
Özyeğin University’s Gender Equality Specialist, Dr. Yeşim Sünbüloğlu, started on December 3rd, 2018. Özyeğin University’s Gender Equality Plan implementation process has veritably gained more momentum
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