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SUPPORTER: Securing sports education through innovative and inclusive gender equality plans

Research project
Active research
Project size
approx. 1,3 million euro
Project period
2023 - 2025
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

EU Horizon Europe

Short description

The EU is committed to gender equality in all sectors and industries, including the European Research Area. Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) are considered an important policy instrument in achieving this in research and innovation. Consequently, having a GEP is now an eligibility criterion for EU funding. However, GEPs are rarely inclusive or intersectional, and they do not address gender-based violence. The aim of SUPPORTER is therefore to advance inclusive gender+ equality in research and innovation in the European Research Area by developing inclusive and intersectional GEPs, with specific reference to gender-based violence. The project supports institutions to develop intersectional, innovative, inclusive and impactful GEPs, tailored towards sports higher education institutions and explicitly addressing gender-based violence. The project co-creates an innovative capacity-building and mutual learning programme, and delivers support and mentoring towards the development of the GEPs. SUPPORTER implements a twinning-inspired approach, methodologically based on three interlinked processes: analytical, reflective, and implementation.

SUPPORTER is a collaboration between eleven European partners. The UGOT team consists of researchers from the Department of Sociology and Work Science, the Department of Food and Nutrition and Sports Science, and the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research at UGOT.

Researchers at UGOT: Sofia Strid, Angelica Simonsson, Karin Grahn, Suzanne Lundvall

Partners: Fondation Europeenne de la Science (ESF), France (Project coordinator); University of Gothenburg (UGOT), Sweden; Kentro Erevnon Notioanatolikis Evropis Astiki mi Kerdoskopiki Etaireia (SEERC), Greece; Univerzitet u Banjoj Luci (UNIBL), Bosnia & Herzegovina; Univerza v Lubljani (UL), Slovenia; Univerzita Karlova (CU), Czechia; Natsionalna Sportna Akademiya Vassil Levski (NSA), Bulgaria; Lietuvos Sporto Universitetas (LSU), Lithuania; Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara (uvt), Romania; Georgian State Teaching University of Physical Education and Sport (GSTUPES), Georgia; Institutia Publica Universitatea de Educatie Fizica si Sport (SUPES), Moldova


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