Gender-based violence and harassment resides throughout the European Research Area, ERA. Two out of three students and staff have experienced some form of gender-based violence, according to recent research. The consequences are severe for individuals, groups, institutions, and not the least for the quality of research and education.
Therefore, developing measures and strategies eradicating gender-based violence is a main priority for the European Research Area, and a pertinent focus in the GENDERACTIONplus project.
Within the framework of the project the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research will coordinate policy development on gender-based violence and harassment in the European Research Area. This is done through collecting relevant research and analysing policy in EU Member States.
We collect and analyse useful preventive measures for research funding organisations, and also enhance commitment on a national level by developing a template for a zero-tolerance policy on gender-based violence and harassment. Several planned activities include for example mutual learning exercises for communities of practice in GENDERACTIONplus, as well as targeted workshops strengthening citizen engagement.
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