External resources2021-04-01T19:07:24+02:00

External resources

Reports and conference proceedings

This toolkit aims to challenge dominant diversity management practices to shift toward an intersectional approach to diversity management, proposing an approach that interrogates power structures within organisations. Published by the European Network Against Racism in December 2017.

The presentations given during the international conference on sexual harassment in academia, organised by Associazione Donne & Scienza and the European Platform of Women Scientists in Semptember 2018.

In April 2018 The Chronicle of Higher Education Review asked presidents and adjuncts, scientists and humanists, senior scholars and junior professors to take on the theme of women and power in academe. Here are their responses.

This book aims to advance the debate on the process of precarisation in higher education and its gendered effects, focusing particularly on early careers. Edited by Annalisa Murgia and Barbara Poggio, 2018.

Anyone willing to create change in an environment needs to reduce the barriers and to recognize the strategies to do this: this handbook (2016), result of the Festa FP7 project, is addressed to change agents and researchers engaged in gender equality projects both in academic and non-academic institutions.

The database, developed during EGERA FP7 project (2016), includes three types of actions: 1) Gender Perspective in Research Contents, research projects, patents, agreements or product’s design; 2) Training, counseling, awareness-raising, funding and scientific transfer or dissemination; 3) Gender Equality in Research Teams.

An international research review by Fredrik Bondestam and Maja Lundqvist (Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research at the University of Gothenburg) on the topic of sexual harassment in academia (2018).

University curricula play a fundamental role in transmitting knowledge, practises and culture. Here are 23 good practices collected from the partners of FP7 EGERA project (2016).

Report with key evidence about how universities can and do promote diversity, equity and inclusion. European University Association (2019)

A challenge to the meritocratic principle and to women’s careers: paper about the mechanisms behind the loss of female talent in academia. LERU – League of European Research University (2018)

Good practices to outline a “practical” solution on the urban level to promote the involvement of gender measures in political, economic, social and cultural life. UNESCO

A list of key terms about gender issues. UNESCO’s Gender Mainstreaming Implementation Framework (2003)

An analysis of the implementation of gender mainstreaming in the European Union (EU) through the study of ‘resistance’ to gender equality initiatives in EU research policy. (2014)

A handbook focused on the causes, forms and symptoms of resistance to gender sensitive implementations. FESTA (Female Empowerment in Science and Technology Academia) (2016)

A report that looks into transparency and inclusivity in the informal decision-making and communication processes. FESTA – Female Empowerment in Science and Technology Academia (2015)

A report that provides recommendations for more transparency in decision-making processes to progress gender equality. FESTA – Female Empowerment in Science and Technology Academia (2015)

A paper about why universities should engage with EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion). LERU (2019)

This E-book is a result of the H2020 PLOTINA project Final Conference “ReGendering Science. For an inclusive research environment”, held in the Università di Bologna in 2020.

A report including best practice examples regarding gender mainstreaming activities among the RFOs participating in the sister project GEECCO. (2019)

A guidance that provides recommendations to facilitate the implementation of guiding targets in research institutions and higher education establishments as requested by the Council of the EU. (2018)


Gender at Work is a transnational network of individuals and organizations committed to ending discrimination against women and to advancing a culture of equality.

A new gender issue every week. As the authors say: “There’s often no right or wrong answer at the end of these explorations, but avenues are opened, and hopefully this exercise will eventually lead to more insight and clarity to help us all on our way”.

Interviews with scholars of Gender and Sexuality about their new publications.
A podcast from KTH Royal institute of technology.
A podcast issue from Times Higher Education, a provider of higher education data for the world’s research-led institutions.
A podcast issue from Times Higher Education, a provider of higher education data for the world’s research-led institutions.

Kim Chakanetsa presents a conversation between two women from different cultures about their paths to success. Issues about the Nobel awards, STEM education, gender pay gap, academics in exile, the glass ceiling and much more.

The Naked Scientists is an award-winning science podcast and science radio show. It features podcasts about gender bias in peer review, gender equality in STEM, sexism in science, women in science, diversity in science.

Useful sources

A community-sourced portal on gender and science with 860 Registered Users, 284 Organisations, 1549 Submitted Resources, 115 Projects and 299 Events published on the website.

A global online collaborative platform linking policymakers and experts from both developed and developing countries to find solutions to advancing gender equality.

The specialised terminology tool focusing on the area of gender equality by the European Institute for Gender Equality.

Gender Equality Glossary based on the definitions and terms of Council of Europe instruments and standards. (2016)

Gender-related resources on the collaborative portal RRI Tools, funded under the 7th framework programme: training, data and projects freely available.

The She Figures 2018 presents the latest available official statistics on the footprint of women in the research landscape. Produced in close collaboration between the European Commission and the Statistical Correspondents of the EU Member States and Associated Countries (2019).

A tool that provides universities and research organisations with practical advice and tools through all stages of institutional change. European Institute for Gender Equality

A platform for the dissemination of developments in the field of gender statistics and promotes the inclusion of gender statistics into all fields of statistical activities. United Nations Statistics Division

A knowledge, information and resource portal on gender and other axes of discrimination in and through media and communication.

A Policy Brief with recommendations on disruptive measures for gender equality in R&I (2020).


The weekly newsletter of The New York Times on women, gender and pop culture.

This covers the field of research, science and academia related to gender – mainly from Norway.

Articles from The Guardian newspaper covering stories with a focus on gender-related topics.

The Scientist articles covering gender equality topics. The Scientist is a publication dedicated to covering a wide range of topics central to the study of life sciences.

Articles covering the topic of “women in science” from The Conversation, an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community.

Articles covering the topic of “gender & diversity” from Elsevier Connect, the news hub of Elsevier scientific publisher.