The Gender Equality Plan (hereafter called GEP) represents one of the responses to the current cultural trends in gender equality. Specifically, it is an approach that universities and research institutions can adopt in order to make a strategic impact on the promotion of gender equality, responding to the demands of the new EU 2020-2025 Strategy on the subject, which indicates the key actions to be taken to fully achieve gender balance in every aspect.
Following the guidelines of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), the GEP aims to identify and implement innovative strategies to promote cultural change and equal opportunities in public institutions, including universities, and represents the policy document required to access funding from the Horizon Europe programme.
The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) also recognises that "gender inequalities have deep roots, which are more relevant in the family and education context than in the labour context" and defines, through its missions, the priorities of the National Gender Equality Strategy 2021-2026, in a broad programme, aimed both at directly or indirectly encouraging women's participation in the labour market and at removing obstacles along the way to equal opportunities starting from school age.
Since the GEP is constructed on the basis of the characteristics and needs of each individual university or research centre, it is a flexible document that is subject to continuous future additions and adjustments. The plan complies with the five minimum areas indicated by the European Commission, declining them into different objectives. Said objectives, along with the actions to be implemented for the three-year period 2022/24, take into account the current organisational structure of the university, the change in governance in recent years, the composition of the staff and the student community, derived from the reading and analysis of Link Campus University's planning and reporting documents.
At a more general level, the objectives of the GEP are framed in the broader context of the university's strategic and operational objectives, as provided for in the university's Integrated Plan.
The Link Campus University GEP was drafted by an extended working group with representation from: governing bodies, teaching and research staff, technical administrative staff and student representation.
Desiree Sabatini, Emilio Greco, Silvia Cristofori, Stefano Arduini, Maurizio Claudio Zandri, Maria Elena Castaldo, Romano Benini, Elvira Anna Graziano, Lorenza Parisi.
Manuela Minozzi, Emanuele Greco, Danila Scarozza, Marco Veronese Passarella, Marianna Palmisano, Valentina Caferri, Stefania Nirchi, Claudia Confortini.
Co-ordination of the work group:
Carlo Alberto Giusti, Roberto Russo, Linda Mambrini.
he following technical administrative staff members support the working group: Mariarosa Nardozza, Cristiana Alì, Lidia Santoro.
Gender Issues Office
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Rector's delegate for DSA and gender issues: Prof.ssa Desirèe Sabatini
Coordinator: Dr.ssa Marianna Palmisano