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 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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Özyeğin University: Hire a gender equality expert

7 Oct, 2019

The Özyeğin Unversity shows two of the initiatives they have undertaken: the development of a gender equality unit, as well as joinging of a gender

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PLOTINA WINTER SCHOOL: The Road from Reviewer to Editor in Food Science and Agriculture Journals

7 Oct, 2019

This five-day school will acquaint participants with the roles and tasks of reviewers and editors of Food Science and Agriculture journals. Best practices in

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PLOTINA at the Gender Summit 17

3 Oct, 2019

PLOTINA Project is joining the Gender Summit 17 in Amsterdam presenting its best practice implemented in the Università di Bologna thanks to ELH KOM cooperation.

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Best practices from the PLOTINA Gender Equality Plan in the Mondragon University: Sexual harassment prevention

12 Sep, 2019

Mondragon Unibertsitatea shows the protocol they developed to deal with sexual harassment.

This video highlights the objectives pursued to launch this initiative, the lessons they learnt

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