Open Calls on Gender Equality
Gender as a category of difference still structures our daily lives to a large extent. It permeates societal spheres from the spaces we live into the areas we work to digital spaces online. For instance, while women in the EU earn over 16% less an hour on average than men, this figure becomes more extreme in Eastern European Countries. Digital spaces are equally gendered, with gender norms exacerbated online to the detriment of (young) women, whose experiences of online harassment have far-reaching effects on their online engagement. What that means on a concrete level for the lived experiences of affected people and mitigating this inequality in community approaches is the focus of this R&I Action.
Why Citizen Social Science for Gender Equality in Europe?
The Citizen Social Science framework is a powerful approach by facilitating new citizen-led initiatives dealing with gender equality in Berlin, Eastern Europe and Pan-Europe.
How did it happen?
In 2021, we launched three Open Calls to foster Citizen Social Science projects on Gender Equality. Each call had different gender perspectives, focusing on the following topics:
- The gender gap in affordable housing and urban planning SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
- The gender wage gap SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Opportunities and risks of digitalisation SDG 5 – Gender Equality
Civil society organisations, especially feminist and other grassroot gender movements (including non-binary ones), were encouraged to participate, and the selected participants received mentoring from our consortium partners. Below you can find the presentations from the selected projects.