PLOTINA: Promoting gender balance and inclusion in research, innovation and training


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.

The workplan will proceed in four overall stages:

  1. assess the current situation in all Partner RPOs;
  2. design GEPs for each
RPO;
  3. design, implement and evaluate Actions in the Partner RPOs to address the targets of the GEPs;
  4. create
a platform of resources that can be used by RPOs across Europe to implement their own GEPs suited to their own situations.

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.

Here you can access all open source tools and documents of the project.

Consortium:

  • University of Bologna (Itay) - coordinators,
  • Kemijski inštitut (Slovenia),
  • University of Warwick (Great Britain),
  • Mondragon Unibertsitatea (Spain),
  • Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao (Portugal),
  • Ozyegin Universitesi (Turkey),
  • Zentrum fur Soziale Innovation GMBH (Austria),
  • Jump Forum (Belgium),
  • Centro Studi Progetto Donna e Diversity MGMT (Italy) in
  • Elhuyar-Zubize SL (Spain).

National Institute of Chemistry's project group:

Jasmina Štiftar, Katarina Mušič, assist. dr. Franci Merzel, assoc. prof. dr. Marta Klanjšek Gunde, prof. dr. Nataša Zabukovec Logar, Nina Pohleven, Nina Bitenc

PLOTINA (“Promoting gender balance and inclusion in research, innovation and training”) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 666008. The views and opinions expressed in this publication are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.