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Gender equality in European research science and innovation: A critical frame analysis of Horizon 2020
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The promotion of gender equality in the field of research science is seen as a constantly growing priority and concern for the EU. Horizon 2020 is the latest and largest EU research and innovation Framework Programme, in which for the first time gender is regarded as a cross-cutting priority. The aim of this thesis is to analyze how gender equality is framed in the discourse of the European Commission in Horizon 2020, and specifically how gender equality is perceived and mainstreamed, what are the possible shortcomings and whether gender mainstreaming fulfils its transformative potential. By using the methodology of critical frame analysis, the problems associated with gender equality (diagnosis) and their respective solutions (prognosis), alongside with other sensitizing questions are identified and addressed. The findings indicate that gender equality is primarily represented as gender balance, while the documents fail to address and challenge the structural and systemic foundations of gender inequality and the unequal power relations between women and men. Moreover, the European Commission avoids to develop a comprehensive and deeper structural understanding of how gender is related to other inequalities and to adopt an intersectional approach. As concerns gender mainstreaming, there is little evidence of effective gender mainstreaming tools, which are mostly presented as a technical and administrative issue, rather than a transformative strategy. I conclude that the European Commission in the Work Programmes of Horizon 2020 discusses gender inequality issues, but not really address and tackle them, showing inconsistency between theorizing and practicing. Gender equality and gender mainstreaming are perceived rather as effective means to achieve other, mostly economic and market-oriented goals.

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2018. , p. 37
Keywords [en]
gender equality, gender mainstreaming, Horizon 2020, critical frame analysis
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153454OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-153454DiVA, id: diva2:1264851
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Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2019-02-07Bibliographically approved

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