Welcome to the Baltic Gender project

Baltic Consortium on Promoting Gender Equality

in Marine Research Organisations

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  • Baltic Gender has initiated a blog series about female scientist in Marine Science and Technology. Click here to read the posts.
  • Baltic Gender mentoring scheme is now open for early career scientists and engineers from all disciplines of marine S&T within the participating institutions.
  • Baltic Gender Data Management Plan Pdf version available now to download.
  • Baltic Gender will give an oral presentation at EGU General Assembly 2017 in session EOS8 - Promoting and supporting equality of opportunities in geosciences.
  • Preparations for the next annual meeting of Baltic Gender at the end of May 2017 is underway.
  • Twitter page of Baltic Gender is coming to life. You can follow us for latest news on gender issues in science and technology https://twitter.com/balticgender
  • The Advisory Board of Baltic Gender is set up and ready to give the project support during its lifetime. The AB will be overseeing the progress of the project and will give its recommendations after every annual meeting.
  • Baltic Gender started with a kick-off meeting in October 2016. 

Marine Science and Technology is traditionally a male-dominated field, with a significant lack of women in leadership positions. Therefore, there is an urgent need for change. Baltic Gender responds to the need of harvesting the whole capacity of men and women alike at all levels of research and in the technology teams to tackle the various challenges lying ahead in the marine environment.

Baltic Gender is an EU-funded project that brings together eight scientific institutions in five countries around the Baltic Sea to work on reducing gender inequalities in Marine Science and Technology. The project has been funded for 4 years, starting on the 1st of September 2016, by the HORIZON 2020 programme under the call for promoting “Gender Equality in Research and Innovation” and the topic of “Support to research organisations to implement gender equality plans” (GERI-4-2015). This topic is funded in 2016-2017 under SwafS call.

Acting as a platform for the exchange of institutional practices and the transfer of knowledge between the consortium partners, Baltic Gender will work towards the establishment and implementation of Gender Equality Plans in its partner institutions. These plans play an important role in committing institutions to long-term approaches, realistic targets and concrete measures. The project will also establish practical schemes and innovative strategies that promote gender equality.

Specific aims of the project are as following:

  • to promote gender-balanced career advancement in Marine Science and Technology, 

  • to establish strategies for promoting a family-friendly working culture,
  • to identify meaningful and effective structural changes in the partner institutions leading to an improvement of gender equality,
  • to develop methodologies for the enactment of gender-sensitive marine research,
  • to build competence and skills in gender sensitive teaching methods, 

  • to initiate gender focused training and mentoring in or across all partner institutions,
  • to develop recommendations to guide the implementation of Gender Equality Plans.