This Gender Equality Plan is the result of a long process of discussion and analysis internal at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UniMORE). The proposed plan is based on the results of the internal Gender Equality Audit, the crowdsourcing process carried out on the online CrowdEquality platform, the analysis of the resulting data and the discussions among the members of the UniMORE EQUAL-IST Research Unit and Working Group, and meetings with the main stakeholders that will be involved in the GEPs implementation.
After having analyzed and internally discussed the results of gender audit and crowdsourcing exercise, the UniMORE working group organized online and face-to-face meetings with the main stakeholders involved in the GEPs implementation, namely the Rector of the University, the Head of the Department, the President of the CUG (Unified Committee for Guarantees, the Responsible of the Research Office, the members of the Interdepartmental Center CRID (Research Center on discriminations and vulnerability).
At the end of the gender audit process, 10 challenges about gender equality were identified and uploaded on the CrowdEquality platform for UniMORE. The crowdsourcing exercise provided solution(s), formulated in general terms, for 7 of the 10 challenges. After having analyzed the results of the crowdsourcing exercise and discussed internally the proposed solutions, the EQUAL-IST research unit and working group members decided to include in the Gender Equality Plan actions to address all the 7 challenges with associated solutions.