|Research project funded by the European Commission in the 6th Framework Programme: “Structuring the European research area, Science and Society, area: Women and Science”|
The aim of PROMETEA is to develop a better understanding of gender issues in engineering and technology research settings, in order to propose effective measures and recommendations to empower women engineers careers in academic and industrial research in Europe. A technological and economical sustainable development depends on the ability to promote a diverse and creative research sector, which is a key issue both in the European and in national research policies.
This project will combine existing knowledge with new in-depth pilot
studies on women engineers career progression linked to qualitative
research work on the experiences of both women and men working in engineering
and technology research, using cross-comparison as a research strategy
and a longitudinal perspective. It will bring new perspectives on engineering
and technology research in itself, with a focus on:
The results will inform the funding bodies, scientific and technological
societies, industrial R&D departments and other stakeholders towards
greater gender awareness and fairness in recognizing scientific excellence
in engineering and technology.