GENDER AUDIT „Gender Equality Plans“ 

WHAT IS GENDER AUDIT?

This is an analysis of the institution functioning in HR terms. The audit covers recruitment, education, evaluation, remuneration, maternity and paternal leave management and the institution culture as a whole. The purpose of the audit is to map and, where appropriate, improve working conditions and opportunities for work and private life balance, both women and men, at different stages of life.

The audit is carried out using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. Quantitatively, it is an analysis of internal materials and a questionnaire survey (in the case of BUT, conducted under HR Award in 2020). The qualitative part consists of individual reviews with selected key employees and group interviews (so-called focus groups)  with representatives of certain groups of employees (e.g. parents of young children, different levels of management, employees 55+ ...).

The audit results in a detailed final report on the state of the institution in the area. The conclusions and recommendations from the audit will serve as a basis for the organisation to develop the Gender Equality Plans (GEP).

GENDER EQUALITY (What is a Gender Equality Plan?, Why change must be structural?  etc.)

GENDER AUDIT REASONS?

Horizon EuropeHorizon Europe projects bring new demands for gender equality. Public universities and research organisations need to have the Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) developed while taking the gender dimension into account in the very content of research and innovation. Gender Equality Plans will be one of the eligibility conditions (eligibility criterion) for project promoters to Horizon Europe, starting with calls closing in 2022, by which time there will be a transitional period.

Other projects – Other projects in the field of national subsidies with future forecast of Gender audit obligations. (TA CR, GA CR, OP VVV etc.)

HR Award (HRS4R) – According to the Action Plan from 9/2020, the BUT has this issue in several action goals. The BUT has committed to presenting a solution to this issue by January 2023. For example: Continuous and effective introduction of work diversity in connection with the work and private life balance into the BUT’s culture and practice.

REALISATION OF THE GENDER AUDIT FOR THE BUT

The audit of equal opportunities for the BUT has been conducted since June 2021 by the non-governmental organisation Gender Studies, o.p.s., which has extensive experience with a similar type of analysis.

Based on our requirements, the audit focuses mainly on the following areas:

  • Equal opportunities and combinations of work and parenthood
  • Culture of BUT working environment (outside, inside view)
  • Career development
  • Recruitment/ Selection
  • Representation of women and men in leadership positions
  • Measures against sexual harassment
  • Gender dimension in science and research with emphasis on specifics of BUT
  • Gender dimension in teaching
  • Postdocs
  • Doctoral studies

The whole process at BUT is covered by the HR department.
The audit will be processed by 31.12.2021. For further information, please contact Ing. Bohdana Šlégrová or Mgr. Veronika Slezáčková (HR department).


NEWS 

NEWS AT BUT 2021

Workshops/seminares/online meetings for the HRS4R - HR Award (from January to September 2021)

2/09/2021 - 3/09/2021
- Meeting of institutions implementing HRS4R. The meeting took place at the MENDELU ground, with the participation of representatives and representatives of Czech universities and research institutions. The guest was a representative from IBM and a representative from MPSV.

June, July, August 2021 During the summer months, the VUT Personnel Department HR Award and Gender Equality Plans Coordination team works on The Equal Opportunities Audit documents, on the implementation of the objectives of The Action Plan and other activities related to staff issues at the VUT.

During April and May 2021, representatives of the VUT Personnel Department, who are in charge of the HRS4R/HR Award at the University, participate in several foreign and Czech seminars on HRS4R - Gender equality - Gender audit at the University - H2020 and Gender equality.
3/30/2021 - online meeting of representatives from Czech universities and institutions on HRS4R. The invited speaker was Mr Milan Zdravković - evaluator of HRS4R. The meeting took place in English.
2/18/2021 - online meeting of representatives of Brno universities and institutions on Gender Equality Plans and how to raise the issue within the organization in general. The main speaker was Eliška Handlířová from Ceitec MUNI, who shared experience with gender audit and how to do it.
12/16/2020 - online meeting of representatives of Brno universities and institutions on the topic of experience and achievements/failures in preparing documents for awards, activities at institutions, implementation phase.

The competition for first to third-year students of an accredited doctoral study programs
A total of 34 grants will be supported (29 in panel A and 5 in panel B) out of a total of 154 evaluated grants. In this round, CZK 31.2 million (a total of CZK 31,241,232) will be spent on one-year or two-year, individual and team grants. You can find the results of the competition at https://www.vutbr.cz/en/king.
The internal grant competition is financed from the OP RDE project Quality internal grants of BUT (KInG BUT), reg. number: CZ.02.2.69 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 19_073 / 0016948.

The HRS4R Info Day on 17 November (Euraxess - link) HRS4R / HR Award

The HRS4R Info Day aims at supporting the institutions participating to the HR Strategy: "newcomer" universities, research organsiations and funders. During the event, clarification and support requests were answered regarding the multiple dimensions of the HRS4R process and it included observations and implementation advise from the assessing experts.

Science and Research 2021+ Conference presents planned changes in gender (15. 10. 2020) - only in Czech
The European Commission plans to introduce a requirement for gender equality plans as one of the obligations of applicants for Horizon Europe support.
The National Contact Centre - Gender and Science at the Institute of Sociology of the CAS held on Tuesday 2020/10/13  online Conference, the topic of which was the forthcoming changes at the level of Czech and European science policy in the field of gender.

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)
Here you can find important information and frequently asked questions for higher education and R&D areas.

UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

BUT IN THE Ranking (Times Higher Education) - November 2020

The Times Higher Education University of Technology in Brno topped the list of universities from all over the Czech Republic. Brno Technique scored in the categories of Civil engineering, Electrical engineering and Mechanical engineering. The ranking ranks schools according to the quality of teaching, science and research or quotation.
NEWS IN BUT

An international ranking that compares the world's top 1,000 universities.

UniversityGuru
60 universities in Czech Republic are listed in 10 different university rankings (by institution) as well as 1 different subject specific rankings.
31 of these universities are listed in at least one institution or subject specific ranking.

RUR Rankings Agency
Round University Ranking (RUR) is an international world university rankings system which measures performance of 1100 leading world universities from 82 countries by 20 unique indicators and 4 key areas of university activities: teaching, research, international diversity, financial sustainability. All raw data for RUR Rankings is provided by an international company Thomson Reuters. RUR Rankings cover the period from 2010 to the present.

ERA - EUROPEAN RESEARCH AREA

The National Portal for European Research
The National Portal for European Research is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports - the portal aims to present and concentrate documents related to the European Research Area (ERA). European Research Area concentrates Europe's resources related to science, research and innovation in order to ensure better coordination of these activities, both at Member State and EU level, and to create scope for the so-called fifth freedom, i.e. the freedom to disseminate and exploit knowledge.

GENDER IN SCIENCE AND PROJECT 

The National Contact Centre (NKC) - Gender and Science
NKC is the only specialised place of work in the Czech Republic and in the region of Central and Eastern Europe focused on research in the field of gender sociology of science, studies of science and technology and the promotion of gender equality in research.
It provides the functions of the national contact point for gender equality and gender mainstreaming in Horizon 2020.
Through a mentoring program, it supports aspiring female scientists and scientists in the development of scientific careers.
Various publications on gender issues to download gender publications.

Institute of Sociology AV ČR, v.v.i. (SOÚ AV ČR )
SOÚ AV ČR develops sociological theories and methodology of contemporary sociological research. It conducts one-off and repeated empirical investigations, comparative research, case studies, probes and opinion polls. SOÚ AV ČR is fully integrated into international scientific cooperation, actively participates in a number of European and international scientific programmes and projects and is involved in the exchange of scientific information between institutions in different countries.
Publications of gender/sociological to sociological/gender and other issues.

HORIZON 2020

Information concerning HORIZON 2020.
Substantial documents on HORIZON 2020 (grant contracts, intellectual property, legal aspects, etc.). (In Czech only)
H2020 Terminology (most used English-Czech terms). 

HRS4R/HR AWARD

Documents related to applications for the HR Award.

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Responsibility: Ing. Bohdana Šlégrová