The FP7 project implemented by the Centre for Social Management and Community Development
UAIC Project Coordinator
Doina Balahur
Prof. univ. dr. Doina BALAHUR
Professor, PhD, Department of Sociology and Social Work, CSMCD
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FP7European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY 2011-1, STAGES, Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science (SiS.2011.2.1.1.-1)

Project co-funded by the General Inspectorate for relations with the European Union of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (IGRUE).

Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance
UAIC Research Group on Gender Equality in Science

UAIC Research Group on Gender Equality in Science is a multidisciplinary research team set up within the frame of the STAGES project in order to conduct scientific studies and evaluations on Gender Equal Opportunities in Romanian educational and research institutions, particularly at the UAIC (see the main objectives, research group members, research and publications).

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Steps towards excellence in science (see the profiles)

Young Women Researchers
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Centre for Social Management and Community Development
"Gender Equality in Science" -
a theme for PhD studies

Cover women technological Since 2013, "Gender Equality in Science" is a theme for PhD studies at the UAIC. Prof. dr. Doina Balahur, scientific coordinator for PhD in Sociology, announced the topics and the bibliography for 2014 candidates competition. As for 2013, the research will be carried out in cooperation with the FP7 European project STAGES at the UAIC. (more info here).

Communication and structural changes

Documentary exhibition

In photo: Images from the Documentary Exhibition “UAIC- A place for Women in Science” (23 June-11 July 2014). (Source: Archive of the UAIC-STAGES Project).

The role of communication in the structural changes

It is well known that the efficient communication has a crucial role in the organizational changes. Therefore a project whose aim is, finally, to produce such structural transformations in order to achieve gender equality in science must try to use o good knowledge of the communication processes and methods and to apply them in proactive communication strategies. Consequently, designing and continuously updating the strategies for internal and external communication and dissemination is an important part of these project activities at the UAIC.

Communication is involved in all strategic areas of this project: in the actions aiming to promote women friendly environment, in the actions dedicated to increase the awareness about women-science relationships and in the actions projected to promote women’s leadership in the practice of the research, the management of the research, in scientific communication and in the innovative social processes based on science and technology. All these action fields suppose information, documentation, promotion, knowledge production, dissemination, networking, training, transfer of knowledge, experience exchanges, negotiating changes, challenging the stereotypes, changing behaviors, reconfiguration of communicative relationships, sustaining public relations.

Strategic communication matrix

Specifically, within the framework of the STAGES project, the following communicative actions are integrated in the strategic communication matrix:

  • Informing about the STAGES project activities and events at the UAIC;
  • Documenting on the main issues of the gender equality in science;
  • Promoting events and personalities that illustrate scientific performances of women in academics and research from the UAIC in order to increase their public visibility;
  • Disseminating the information recorded within the framework of the project implementation process as well as the research results presented in scientific papers and communications;
  • Networking the members of the UAIC Network of Women in Academic and Research;
  • Producing training, transfer of knowledge, experience exchanges in training sessions, workshops, courses and seminars;
  • Promoting interactive communication using various media for communications and addressing messages to different target-publics in order to know the demands of the beneficiaries and to respond to their feedback;
  • Recording the press mentions (news, articles, interviews) related to the activities and events organized by the STAGES project at the UAIC;
  • Negotiating changes, challenging the stereotypes, changing behaviors, reconfiguration of communicative relationships in the organizational environment aiming to promote gender equal opportunities in science;
  • Sustaining public relations activities (i.e., PR campaigns), for increasing the social awareness concerning both the role of women in science and of science in society.

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