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The list of international projects SAS

Institute for Research in Social Communication SAS
ATHENA - Implementing gender equality plans to unlock research potential of RPOs and RFOs in Europe
ATHENA - Implementácia plánov rodovej rovnosti s cieľom podpory výskumného potenciálu výskumných a výskum-financujúcich organizácií v Európe
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Bianchi Gabriel CSc.
Annotation:One of the main objectives of Europe’s societies is the elimination of all types of discrimination associated with gender. Despite a high number of highly skilled female graduates, there is still very few of them embracing a research career. With almost 60% of women graduates in EU, only one third of the EU’s researchers are women. In this context, ATHENA project aims at removing barriers to the recruitment, retention and career progression of female researchers; address gender imbalances in decision making processes and generate a cultural change needed to avoid future gender bias and discriminatory practices through the implementation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in 6 Research Performing and 2 Research Funding organisations. These targeted organisations belong to Central Eastern EU countries and EU outermost regions that show some of the lowest Gender Equality Indexes in the EU. Thanks to the implementation of the GEPs, ATHENA will contribute to unlocking the research potential of these organisations thus improving the overall performance of the European Research Area and helping to close the innovation divide by avoiding the waste of talent and inefficient use of skilled women from weaker regions of the EU. To ensure systemic institutional change, ATHENA will first conduct an assessment of procedures and practices already in place in partner RPOs and RFOs, together with an analysis of the national legislation and policy frameworks. In parallel, it will put in place a participatory process aimed, on one side, to understand the needs and the preferences of the stakeholders and, on the other side, to train them with regard to selected topics related to gender. Based on these two approaches GEPs will be drafted, implemented and monitored in each partner organisation. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101006416.
Duration: 1.2.2021 - 31.1.2025
Identifying evidence-based methods to effectively combat discrimination of the Roma in the changing political climate of Europe
Identifikácia metód založených na dôkazoch, ktoré umožnia efektívne bojovať proti diskriminácii Rómov v meniacej sa politickej klíme v Európe
Program: Multilateral - other
Project leader: Mgr. Lášticová Barbara PhD.
Annotation:The main objective of the project is: (1)Identify the effects of political discourse on antigypsyism, and on negative and positive forms of collective action. (2) Evaluate and improve anti-discrimination interventions in terms of how they reduce prejudice, and influence collective action for and against the Roma. The following activities will be carried out throughout the project: (1) Public opinion surveys from representative samples in 5 countries (RO, HU, SK, IRE, FR) to measure the relationships between political discourse, antigypsyism and collective action intentions; (2) Content analysis of dominant political discourse regarding the Roma; (3) Systematic evaluation of anti-discrimination; (4) Lab experiments about the influence of social norms on collective action; (5)Focus group discussions with stakeholders (Roma representatives, local, national, and EU officials, NGOs); (6) Establishing a sounding forum to advise and evaluate project. Antigypsyism measure and survey results will be available in and outside academia. Recommendations will be disseminated directly to practitioners and stakeholders. The expected result is to create a toolkit to help design and improve anti-discrimination interventions. This toolkit will be based on a systematic analysis of the normative context of 5 European countries, public opinion surveys and experimental data, and an overview of interventions rolled out during the Roma inclusion decade. The project is supported by "Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme", DG Justice and Consumers, grant number 808062 — PolRom — REC-AG-2017/REC-RDIS-DISC-AG-2017.
Duration: 1.11.2018 - 31.8.2021
Using contact interventions to promote engagement and mobilisation for social change
Využitie kontaktných intervencií na posilňovanie angažovanosti a mobilizácie v prospech sociálnej zmeny
Program: Multilateral - other
Project leader: Mgr. Lášticová Barbara PhD.
Annotation:ENGAGE addresses the discrimination of Roma people in Europe building on the assumption that antigypsyism and a hostile normative political context create obstacles to Roma inclusion and the social engagement of Roma and non- Roma people alike. Our objectives are to: (1) Addressing the problem of antigypsyism and indifference among members of the non-Roma majority. (2) Increasing Roma activism and engagement. (3) Mobilising the non-Roma population as allies for social change. We propose to identify a new approach to contact-based interventions to fulfil the aim of creating harmony in society while maintaining awareness of social inequalities. Our project will have two main pillars: (1) conducting and assessing contact-based intervention programs using action research and identifying best practices; (2) randomised controlled lab and survey experiments, and analysing data from large European surveys (e.g. ESS, EVS) and using meta-analysis of previous research. We will focus on Hungary, Slovakia and Spain, but maintain a European perspective in data collection and dissemination. Based on this multi-method project, we will develop common methodologies for contact-based interventions and an online, interactive toolkit for evaluating interventions from the perspective of fit with the normative context, prejudice reduction, and social mobilisation. We will organise 23 informal education workshops in Hungary (and to smaller degree in Spain) with non-Roma and Roma youth (~N=250), developed in the iterative process of action research. Best practices, experimental evidence and secondary data analysis will provide factual information to academic and lay people, local and EU politicians and NGOs, disseminated in traditional and social media by creating a short video and press releases. The interactive toolkit for evaluating interventions from the perspective of fit with the normative context, prejudice reduction, and social mobilisation will be accessible online.
Duration: 1.1.2021 - 31.12.2022

The total number of projects: 3