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Survey on Gender Equality Plans in Research and Innovation Organisations

Dear Respondent,

Thank you for taking the time to fill in the survey. This survey is part of a study commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation entitled “Pilot assessment activities for the European knowledge and support facility on Gender Equality Plans in research and innovation organisations” (see the support letter here). The project is carried out by the consortium of Ecorys, Visionary Analytics and EFIS Centre and aims to identify and analyse recent policy developments regarding Gender Equality Plans in R&I organisations at the EU, national and institutional levels.

In this survey, you are kindly asked to share insights on developing and implementing a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) in your organisation. A GEP, or equivalent, is a set of commitments and actions that aim to promote gender equality in an organisation through institutional and cultural change. A GEP should be created specifically for an organisation’s mission, history, and context. A GEP may also consider how gender inequality interacts with other forms of discrimination and the policies and practices an organisation has in place to address these (for more details on GEPs and their key building blocks, as considered by the European Commission, in the framework of the Horizon Europe eligibility conditions, see this website). The survey specifically targets public and private higher education institutions, other research performing organisations, public research funding organisations, as well as national/ regional authorities including ministries. The survey results will be used to collect evidence on how institutions implement Gender Equality Plans, what outcomes and impacts are expected at the institutional, national and EU levels on gender equality in R&I as well as the effects it may have on R&I quality and efficiency. Moreover, the collected data will help to determine what impact existing national and EU policies and programmes supporting Gender Equality Plan implementation have had on organisations at an institutional level and more broadly, on gender equality in R&I across the European Research Area (ERA).

The survey is carried out by Visionary Analytics, a private research organisation from Vilnius (Lithuania). The survey is anonymous unless you choose to provide us with your personal details. In any case, the answers that you provide will not be linked to your name or the organisation that you represent. We may cite only the aggregated results of the survey, thus ensuring the anonymity of you and your organisation. Information regarding data protection is provided in our Personal data protection policy statement
The survey is primarily targeted at the organisation’s gender equality officers or an equivalent. However, other people from the organisation can also fill out the survey. It will take you approximately 30 minutes to fill out this survey. You can save your progress by using ‘save and continue’ toolbar at the top of the page and may complete the survey in more than one attempt. This survey is only available in English. We kindly ask you to complete this survey by 30 September 2022. 
                                                                                      
Please note that an asterisk (*) next to any particular question indicates that you must answer that question to further proceed with your participation in the survey.

If you have questions about this survey or the study, please contact us by email at GEP@visionary.lt

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Kind regards,
Visionary Analytics Team
The survey is primarily targeted at the organisation’s gender equality officers or an equivalent. However, other people from the organisation can also fill out the survey. It will take you approximately 30 minutes to fill out this survey. Your answers will be automatically saved once you move to the next stage of the survey so that you may complete the survey in more than one attempt. This survey is only available in English. We kindly ask you to complete this survey by 30 September 2022. 
                                                                                      
Please note that an asterisk (*) next to any particular question indicates that you must answer that question to further proceed with your participation in the survey.

If you have questions about this survey or the study, please contact us by email at GEP@visionary.lt

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Kind regards,
Visionary Analytics Team