Data Collection for Gender Equality in Research and Innovation Policy
PROJECT WAS RUNNING IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia
The imbalances in the participation of women in science, research and innovation were pointed out by the European Commission more than 15 years ago, when it adopted a Communication entitled “Women and Science: mobilising women to enrich European research”. This Communication set out a detailed set of measures to be undertaken by the Commission with the aim of ensuring a better integration of gender issues in research policy. One of the measures in particular concerned the development of better indicators on the participation of women in research in Europe.
The main objective of this project was the production of the She Figures 2018. This key publication presents ‘the situation and evolution of matters concerning gender equality in research and innovation including consideration of gender in research and innovation content’, extensively consulted by policy makers, researchers, stakeholders and the media.
In this scope, ICON-INSTITUT aimed to work on methodological development, data gathering and processing, yielding to the statistics and indicators necessary for monitoring the progress towards gender equality in science. Furthermore, necessary sex-disaggregated data was compiled, and the indicators needed were calculated in order to produce a She Figure booklet. With ICON-INSTITUT’s contribution, additional indicators were introduced to further assess gender inequalities and to provide a better understanding of emerging issues.