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GenderSAFE to launch in March 2024

Jan 9, 2024 | Blog, Project news


UniSAFE comes to an end in January 2024, but it’s not the end of the story!

Starting in March 2024, the GenderSAFE project will build on the results and tools developed in UniSAFE to support research and higher education institutions in setting up comprehensive policies to effectively counter-act gender-based violence.


The EU-funded GenderSAFE project will support research and higher education institutions in establishing safe, inclusive, and respectful environments by setting up comprehensive policies to effectively counter-act gender-based violence. Its overall objective is to contribute to building safe, inclusive, and respectful research and higher education. This will be realised through building capacities, mutual learning and exchange, setting up instruments to monitor the uptake and content of Research Performing Organisation (RPO) policies and promoting uptake of policies at the level of the national authorities and Research Funding Organisations (RFOs).

This overall objective will be achieved through a five-fold strategy comprising:
• Increasing robustness of zero-tolerance policies by building a common policy discourse in the EU reflecting state-of-the-art theoretical debates, including attention to power and intersectionality, mobility and precarity,
• Facilitating the uptake and ownership of a zero-tolerance approach to gender-based violence policies through mutual learning, exchange, and co-design in a Community of Practice, involving multiple circles of various types of stakeholders,
• Building institutional capacities to set up and implement gender-based violence policies through training of responsible staff and officers,
• Creating a knowledge base on the uptake and contents of zero-tolerance policies at RPOs in the EU through a data collection and monitoring system,
• Raising awareness and creating uptake through carefully designed communication, dissemination, and advocacy activities.