The member-universities of the Mediterranean Network of Engineering Schools (RMEI), represented by Deans, Directors and professors, have unanimously endorsed the Gender Equality Statement (GES) that was developed in the frame of TARGET in the General Assembly of the Network, on March 27 2019, at Sapienza University, in Rome.
The GES complies with the vision for a sustainable development, where engineers, scientists and managers, men and women, play a major role. Women need to be considered equal to men at all levels of their activities and life whilst integrating the gender dimension in teaching, research and innovation related to sustainable development should be strengthened. The GES calls for education strategies and related actions to pursue sustainable development goals. By endorsing this statement, universities agree to work towards gender equality within their own institutions. The University Najah, at West Bank Palestine, was the first university to approve the GES by the Council of Deans. Many others are following this path.