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GECO EU Gender Equality Toolbox = Testing = November/December 2011. Di Barber, Senior Consultant UKRC www.theukrc.org . www.gender-competence.eu. Testing the toolbox - Questions. http://gender-competence.eu/en/toolbox2/ps Navigation of the website – structure – layout – clarity

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Geco eu gender equality toolbox testing november december 2011

GECO EU Gender Equality Toolbox= Testing = November/December 2011

Di Barber, Senior Consultant

UKRC

www.theukrc.org

www.gender-competence.eu


Testing the toolbox questions

Testing the toolbox - Questions

http://gender-competence.eu/en/toolbox2/ps

  • Navigation of the website – structure – layout – clarity

  • Information in each case study – Concise? Relevant?

  • Topics – Any particularly relevant? irrelevant? Gaps?

  • Any practice you spot at this stage that is transferable?

  • What other tools might you need to implement similar practices?

  • How might you use this toolkit Sept 2012 plus?

  • Do you have any concrete best practice, with that could make an additional case study on similar topics?


Geco purpose target audience

GECO Purpose & Target Audience

Advancing Gender Equality Competency

Types of organisation in mind:

  • Industry – mostly large corporates but some SMEs

  • Universities and research institutions

    Types of professional in mind:

  • Those who have reached or are approaching the state of the art and are looking for new learning and innovation from their peers.

  • Workforce management staff (e.g., HR, Talent Management) or those involved in research, teaching and operations who want to advance gender equality within their organisation


Geco partners

GECO Partners

  • Social Research Centre ,Central Scientific Institute, Technische University Dortmund, GERMANY (Lead partner)

  • TechnischeUniversity Berlin, GERMANY

  • Austrian Society for Environment & Technology (ÖGUT), AUSTRIA

  • Social Innovation Fund (SIF), Coalition for gender equality, LITHUANIA

  • Gender Studies, ops, CZECH REPUBLIC

  • ALBA Graduate Business School , GREECE

  • UKRC, The lead body on gender equality in science, engineering & technology (Bradford College), UK


Geco milestones and outputs

GECO Milestones and Outputs

Key Milestones:

  • Online survey of industry & higher education/research institutions across the EU Regions, to identify key issues for the case study topics, May 2011

  • State of the Art Report, April 2011

  • Web platform with case studies, Nov 2011

  • Pilot Seminars with target audience to review draft toolbox, Dec 2011

  • National Network meetings with target audience, to deepen their understanding of Toolbox content, April 2012

  • Regular dissemination throughout (Newsletter)

    Outputs:

  • Open access Online Toolbox in September 2011 with:

    • State of the Art Report, plus summary slides for each EU Region

    • Film (TUDO)

    • Up to 75 case studies describing concrete example and change processes relevant to the issues identified by the target audience


Survey feedback summary topics of interest

Survey Feedback – Summary Topics of Interest

  • Attracting female graduates and apprentices

  • Flexible working – how to engage management – how to implement

  • Women into management/senior roles – how to engage leaders/management – how to support the women

  • Engaging leaders – getting buy-in – keeping buy-in

  • Programmes for parents during and after maternity/paternity break

  • Career development that accommodates career breaks

  • Providing childcare support

  • Gender neutral aptitude tests

  • Implementing mentoring programmes

  • Implementing quotas

  • Equal pay reviews

  • Effective equality training


State of the art on policy legislation

State of the Art on Policy & Legislation

Austria

- Quota: 40% women on university boards; proposed for female business leaders

- GE criteria: for research funding applications (Industrial Research)

- Gov agenda: mainstreaming

Germany

- Quota: proposed for female business leaders

- GE criteria: for research funding applications

- Equality duties: public sector incl HEI

- Gov agenda:mainstreaming; family friendly policies

Czech Republic & Greece – none of these

Lithuania

- Gov agenda: Mentoring for women on the agenda of Ministry of Education and Science

UK

- Quota: Voluntary quota for female business leaders

- GE criteria: REF criteria for equality & points for maternity leave

- Equality duties: public sector (incl HEI) shifted from prescribed process to outcome

- Gov agenda: mainstreaming;flexible working; voluntary pay gap reports; increasing proportion of female business leaders; different specific duties NI, Wales, Scotland


Geco eu gender equality toolbox testing november december 2011

State of the Art in Higher Education and Research


Geco eu gender equality toolbox testing november december 2011

State of the Art on Pay Gap & Flexible Working


State of the art on family friendly practices

State of the Art on Family Friendly Practices


Geco eu gender equality toolbox testing november december 2011

State of the Art on Seniority


Geco eu gender equality toolbox testing november december 2011

State of the Art – higher level regulation in UK?

UK Equality Act 2010

  • Public sector equality duty extended to ‘protected characteristics’. Sex, transgender, race, disability, age, religion & belief, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnerships, pregnancy & maternity

  • NOT socio-eco disadvantage

  • S155 – pay ‘due regard’ to advanceequality of opportunity, eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and foster good relations between different groups.discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and foster good relations between different groups.

  • S159 - ‘positive action’ now includes discrimination in favour of under-represented groups in recruitment & selection

  • Government says focus on outcomes not process

  • Definitions of discrimination & burden of proof harmonised

  • Clarified: "Associative discrimination" and "perceptive discrimination“

  • Different types of regulation (“specific duties”) depending on type of organisation and whether NI, Wales, Scotland or England.

  • Clarified: equal-pay claimant can compare their work to someone doing a different job, as long as it is work of equal value

  • Micro-businesses& start-ups exempt for three years from 1 April 2011

  • Voluntary equal pay reviews being piloted by Government Equality Office


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