genderSTE - Science Technology Environment

genderSTE is a network of policy makers and experts committed to promoting a fairer representation of women and better integration of gender analysis in research and innovation

genderSTE disseminate state of the art know-how on structural change of institutions and on methods for gendered analysis in research. It aims at advancing the state of knowledge in the specific fields of: cities, transport, energy, climate and industrial innovation. genderSTE members represent government bodies, research organizations, universities, non-profits, and private companies from 40 countries, in Europe and beyond, as well as international organizations.

Proper integration of sex and gender analysis in research stimulates the creation of gender-responsible science and technology, and by doing so enhance the lives of both men and women around the globe. Integration of sex and gender analysis ensures excellence and quality in outcomes and enhances sustainability of research and engineering; makes research more responsive to social needs; and contributes to the economy by developing new ideas, patents, and technology.

Excellent research fully considers the potential biological sex and social gender elements to maximize its impact and societal benefit. Not including the sex/gender dimension into the methodology, content, and impact assessment of research can lead to poor research and missed opportunities. In order that any assumptions made or issues addressed are based on the best available evidence, the sex-gender dimension has to be fully considered.

The specific tasks will be carried out in two phases. The first (November 2012-November 2014) will be to assess the status of sex gender issues with regard to research and practice in urban development in each of the participating member states for this COST action. This will be facilitated by:

  • Meetings of experts on gender and policy making in the fields of urban planning and design and urban development
  • Short Term Scientific Missions
  • Working Group meetings
  • Presentations at main conferences in urban development
  • Meetings with decision makers on European research in the field of urban development.

The second phase (November 2014-November 2016) will be focussed on dissemination. This will include:

  • Presentations at major conferences for researchers and policy makers in urban development
  • A major international conference on Gender and Sustainable Development

genderSTE belongs to the COST program (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme.

Source: genderSTE

Project type
  • COST
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Natural Sciences
November 2012 - November 2016

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on June 30, 2016
Modified on June 30, 2016