PARTNERS

The consortium comprises 10 partner institutions.

The Institut für höhere Studien – Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS),
acts as the Coordinator and as external evaluator of Gender Equality Plans.

The Austrian Institute for Advanced Studies (Institut für Höhere Studien, IHS) is an independent, non-profit research institute covering the areas of economics, political science, and sociology and employs about 90 researchers. IHS acts as coordinator and as external evaluator of Gender Equality Plans. Since its inception in 1963 the IHS has been, and continues to be, committed to the highest quality standards of research and postgraduate education.

www.ihs.ac.at

Contact: Angela Wroblewski wroblews@ihs.ac.at

Seven partners are involved as Gender Equality Innovating Institutions and take direct action to promote institutional change within their realm of intervention, mostly through GEP implementation.

Three of them, are Research Funding Organisations

The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education is known by the Romanian acronym ARACIS which stands for ‘Agenţia Română pentru Asigurarea Calităţii în Învăţământul Superior’. ARACIS started to function in 2005, being instituted by the legal provisions of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 75/2005 on Quality Assurance in Education. In the TARGET project, the Research Funding Organisation ARACIS acts as Gender Equality Innovating Institution that implements a Gender Equality Plan.

www.aracis.ro/nc/en/aracis/

Contact: Cristina Busuoic cristina.busuioc@aracis.ro

 

The Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) is a non-profit private foundation with public mandate in Cyprus. It was founded in 1996 by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, to serve as the national agency for the promotion of scientific and technological research. In the TARGET project, the Research Funding Organisation RPF acts as Gender Equality Innovating Institution that implements a Gender Equality Plan.

www.research.org.cy/EN/index.html/

Contact: Kalypso Sepou kalypso@research.org.cy

The Italian Lombardy Foundation for Biomedical Research (Fondazione Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica -FRRB) is an entity governed by public law, a non profit organisation, established in October 2011 by Regione Lombardia, with the aim of promoting and supporting in Lombardy scientific research in Life Sciences, particularly in the biomedical field. The Foundation represents the main strategic platform for boosting progress, research, development and innovation within the health sector among the local academic and industrial life science players. In the TARGET project, the Research Funding Organisation FRRB acts as Gender Equality Innovating Institution that implements a Gender Equality Plan.

http://www.frrb.it/it/home

Contact: Paola Bello paola.bello@frrb.it

Three are Research Performing Organisations

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is an independent, non-profit research and training institute, established in Athens, Greece, in 1988. Its mission is to contribute to the development of evidence-based responses to major European and foreign policy challenges via research and policy recommendations to policy makers, academics, and the public. In the TARGET project, the Research Performing Organisation FRRB acts as Gender Equality Innovating Institution that implements a Gender Equality Plan.

https://www.eliamep.gr/en/

Contact: Dia Anagnostou anagnostou.eliamep@gmail.com

Hassan II University of Casablanca is a public university of higher education situated in the industrial capital of the Moroccan Kingdom. It was created in September 2014 after a merger of Hassan II University of Mohammedia with Hassan II University of Ain Chock. Consisting of 17 institutions located in six campuses in Casablanca and Mohammedia, the University offers a variety of programmes for undergraduates, Masters and Doctorate students almost in all study fields (356 courses and programmes). The University trains around 100.000 students taught by 2.165 teachers. In the TARGET project, the Université Hassan II Casablanca acts as Gender Equality Innovating Institution that implements a Gender Equality Plan.

http://www.univh2c.ma/

Contact: Amina Bettachy betachmina@yahoo.fr

The University of Belgrade is the oldest and the largest university in Serbia. The UB consists of 31 schools, 11 research institutes, a university library and auxiliary services. As the largest learning community in this part of Europe, with more than 300 study programmes and more than 90.000 students, the UB has a unique responsibility toward society. In the TARGET project, the Belgrade University acts as Gender Equality Innovating Institution that implements a Gender Equality Plan.

http://www.bg.ac.rs/en/

Contact: Ivanka Popović vanka.popovic@rect.bg.ac.rs

One is a network of universities

The Réseau Méditerranéen des Ecoles d’Ingénieurs et de Management (RMEI) was set up in 1997 at the initiative of the Groupe Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Marseille (ESIM), an organisation run by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Marseille-Provence (CCIMP: Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry). Since 2001, the RMEI has become the network that associates the engineering schools and universities of the Community of Universities of the Mediterranean (CUM), an official UNESCO body. In 2007, the RMEI adopted a legal status under French law (association under the French law of 1901) which has given it more autonomy and which facilitates the procedures for collaboration within the framework of partnerships between active members and with associate members, local authorities and industry. The RMEI is run by a bureau with 7 members and administered by a Board of Administration with 10 members. Currently, the RMEI is 99 members and 23 colleges of associate members in 16 countries having

a Mediterranean culture. In the TARGET project RMEI is implementing a Gender Equality Strategy.

http://www.rmei.info/index.php/en/

Contact: Anastasia Zabaniotou azampani@auth.gr

Two partners provide tailored-made assistance to support institutional change as well as support regarding network-building and dissemination in each Gender Equality Innovating Institutions.

NOTUS: Applied Social Research is a non-profit association dedicated to applied social research in Spain. It was established in 2013 by senior experts with long careers in the fields of work, employment and industrial relations; local sustainable development; vocational education and training and labour and social policies – with a focus on gender and social equity. Notus builds on the expertise developed at the CIREM Foundation until its close in 2013. Notus mission is to develop applied social research at the Spanish and the international level whilst providing support for key public and private actors (economic and social) involved in socially responsible and sustainable growth. NOTUS works in collaboration with a wide range of institutional actors, (mainly universities, local administrations, non-profit organisations) in Catalonia, Spain, Europe and beyond. NOTUS uses an interdisciplinary approach using different and innovative methodologies to solve practical problems, add value to existing processes and create a comparative picture in Europe and beyond. In the TARGET project, NOTUS provides tailored-made assistance to support institutional change as well as support regarding network-building and dissemination in each Gender Equality Innovating Institution.

https://notus-asr.org/en/home-2/

Contact: Maria Caprile maria.caprile@notus-asr.org

The Italian Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini has a several years’ experience in European research development and project management on different areas of expertise, with a specific focus on labour market dynamics, organisational change, gender related issues and Women in Science. Founded in 1971 as research centre with the commitment to carry over the political and cultural heritage of the former Minister of Labour Giacomo Brodolini, in its over 40 years of existence FGB developed sound experience in research activities, technical assistance and policy evaluation in the field of labour and social policies and on gender issues. In the TARGET project, FGB provides tailored-made assistance to support institutional change as well as support regarding network-building and dissemination in each Gender Equality Innovating Institution.

http://www.fondazionebrodolini.it/en

Contact: Barbara De Micheli demicheli@fondazionebrodolini.it

The 7 Gender Equality Innovating Institutions partners of TARGET are from countries that have been characterised as relatively ‘inactive’ in developing gender equality policies in Research and Innovation. The widening gap between ‘proactive’ countries and ‘inactive’ countries is a worrying development – as some countries are being ‘left behind’ – which if nothing is done may have negative implications on the quality and excellence of Research and Innovation throughout Europe.