Bringing together the latest research among various communities of practice (disciplinary and place based as well as thematically organised), this volume reflects upon the knowledge, experience and practice gained through taking a unique community of practice approach to fostering gender equality in the sectors of research and innovation, and higher education in Europe and beyond. Based on research funded by the European Union, it considers how inter-organisational collaboration can foster change for gender equality through sharing of experiences of Gender Equality Plan implementation and examining the role of measures such as change-monitoring systems. As such, it will appeal to social scientists with interests in organisational change, the sociology of work and gender equality.

chapter 1|24 pages


Reflecting on a Community of Practice approach to institutional change for a greater gender equality in R&I and HE – Policy and practice
ByJörg Müller, Rachel Palmén
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chapter 2|19 pages

Can a Community of Practice foster institutional change for gender equality?

Conceptualising ‘Community of Political Practice’
ByAleksandra Thomson, Sarah H. Barnard, Tarek M. Hassan, Andrew Dainty
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chapter 3|20 pages

The development of the Gender Equality Audit and Monitoring survey

ByKevin Guyan, Amanda Aldercotte, Jörg Müller, Maria Caprile, Sergi Yanes Torrado
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chapter 4|18 pages

Co-creation methods for Communities of Practice

Towards institutional change
ByAleksandra Thomson, Kathrin Rabsch, Sarah H. Barnard, Tarek M. Hassan, Andrew Dainty
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chapter 5|19 pages

Communities of Practice and gender equality

Fostering structural change in research and academia in Central and Eastern Europe
ByPaulina Sekuła, Ewelina Ciaputa, Marta Warat, Ewa Krzaklewska, Sarah Beranek, Sybille Reidl
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chapter 6|17 pages

Alternative infrastructure for gender equality in academic institutions in Slovenia

Community of Practice approach
ByJovana Mihajović Trbovc
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chapter 7|15 pages

Disciplinary Communities of Practice for a greater gender equality in physics & life sciences

BySonja Reiland, Rachel Palmén, Lisa Kamlade
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chapter 8|18 pages

A gender budgeting Community of Practice and targeted implementation projects

A potential to challenge gender biases in decision-making in research organisations?
ByLaufey Axelsdóttir, Finnborg Salome Steinþórsdóttir, Þorgerður J. Einarsdóttir
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chapter 9|17 pages

Sustainability and gender equality

A co-creation and Communities of Practice approach
ByAreti Damala, Chloé Mour, Anne-Sophie Godfroy
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chapter 10|19 pages

Benefits and limits of a CoP approach to promote gender equality in R&I

BySybille Reidl, Sarah Beranek, Florian Holzinger
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chapter 11|15 pages

Scaling up

From Communities of Practice to the three ERA gender equality and mainstreaming objectives: careers, decision-making and integrating the gender dimension into research and educational content
ByKathrin Rabsch, Rachel Palmén, Maria Caprile, Claartje Vinkenburg, Karolina Kublickiene
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chapter 12|14 pages

Concluding remarks

Towards Communities of Practice for greater gender equality
ByRachel Palmén, Jörg Müller
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