The FORCeS project has established a Gender Action Plan at the early stage of the project, which is regularly monitored throughout the project lifetime. The aim of the plan is to raise awareness to gender inequality, implement actions to promote gender equality and maintain or improve gender balance within the project. The FORCeS consortium strives to assist female scientists to build-up or maintain a professional network and in finding measures to help reconcile work and private life.

Below are some resources and guides, including recommendations to avoid gender bias is recruitment processes.

Toolkits and guidance

Toolkit Gender in EU-funded research, European Commission, 2014

Guidance on Gender Equality in Horizon 2020, European Commission, 2016

Gender Equality in Academia and Research – GEAR tool, European Institute for Gender Equality

The European Charter for Researchers, The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, European Commission, 2005

LIBRA Recruitment Handbook – Inclusive, Transparent and Unbiased Recruitment Processes, 2017
LIBRA (Unifying innovative efforts of European research centres to achieve gender equality in academia) is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. 

NCWIT Supervising-in-a-Box Series: Employee Recruitment/Selection
The US National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology.   

Support networks

Earth Science Women’s Network

Implicit Association Test (IAT)

The Implicit Association Test (IAT) was developed by a research collaboration between the University of Washington, Harvard University, and University of Virginia


Report She Figures 2021, European Commission, 2021