PLOTINA FINAL CONFERENCE was held in Bologna (Italy) on 27-28 January 2020.



Objectives & Background

Consortium Partners

Library of actions and case studies

PLOTINA Toolkits


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 video

22 Dec, 2017

PLOTINA Project promotional video.

The approach of PLOTINA project is to simplify the process to perform a gender audit and to approve a gender equality plan

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Tullia Gallina Toschi about PLOTINA and SDG 5

21 Jun, 2021

Prof. Tullia Gallina Toschi, from the University of Bologna and the PLOTINA project coordinator, talks about Sustainable Development Goals and the chance to achieve a

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Özyeğin University honoured with the “Universities Contributing to Gender Equality” Award

25 Mar, 2021

Turkey’s Women Leaders Award Ceremony, organized by Dünya Newspaper in strategic partnership with the Center for Gender Studies at Koc University (KOC-KAM), was held on

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STEM fields and the Gender aspects by GEECCO

20 Jan, 2021

PLOTINA’s sister project GEECCO has produced videos about various STEM fields and the Gender aspects there. The videos can be used for teaching and for

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Joint Twitter campaign about the importance of Gender Equality Plans

24 Sep, 2020

On September 22, between 5 and 6 pm, PLOTINA participated in a joint Twitter campaign to raise awareness about the importance of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs). As

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