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SAGE (Systemic Action for Gender Equality)


TCGEL are co-ordinators for €2.2million Horizon 2020 project SAGE (Systemic Action for Gender Equality), which kicked off in Trinity College in September 2016.

SAGE will devise and implement interventions to advance gender equality in seven European universities, and develop a proven model that can be implemented throughout the European research sector. SAGE seeks stronger action on gender equality in higher education and research. Gender equality has yet to be fully realised, and the European Commission recognises the structural barriers that impede progress, namely: unequal pay, absence of work/life balance, the persistence of harassment and discrimination, and the under-representation of women in decision-making.

Through the design and implementation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs), the SAGE consortium will develop, refine and test a replicable model for gender equality for extension across EU higher education and research institutions.

A SAGE Charter of Principles for Gender Equality will be produced for adoption by research and higher education institutions across Europe to advance towards gender-balanced research. A SAGE toolkit, coupled with specially-designed measurement, will provide a workable self-assessment model for wider use. Delivered as a cohesive package for delivery throughout Europe, the innovative SAGE model will ultimately provide an exciting mechanism for wide-reaching systemic change.

SAGE partners are: Trinity Centre for Gender Equality (TCGEL), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, acting as coordinator; Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy ; Kadir Has University, Turkey; Instituto Universitário De Lisboa, Portugal; Sciences Po Bordeaux, France; International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Queen’s University Belfast, UK, acting as evaluator.

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