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Current Projects

Project duration:  01.10.2022 - 30.09.2026

Project lead: Dr. Andrea Löther, Dr. Lena Weber, Dr. Anke Lipinsky

Funded by: Horizon Europe, funding number 101058537

INSPIRE – Centre of Excellence on Inclusive Gender Equality in Research & Innovation: Creating Knowledge & Engaging in Collaborative Action

The European project INSPIRE aims to develop a sustainable center that develops innovative, inclusive and research-based gender equality policies and tools for the academic world. The subproject of INSPIRE, located at CEWS, aims to conduct methodological research in the field of monitoring gender equality plans. 

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News from the project: The project started with a kick-off meeting in Barcelona in October.


Project duration: 01.02.2021 - 31.01.2024

Project lead: Dr. Anke Lipinsky

Funded by: EU, Horizon 2020

UniSAFE – Gender-based violence and institutional responses: Building a knowledge base and operational tools to make universities and research organizations safe 

The research project UniSAFE will produce robust knowledge on gender-based violence (GBV) in universities and research organizations and translate the knowledge into operational tools and recommendations for universities, research organizations and policymakers to reduce GBV. UniSAFE examines the mechanisms of GBV, its determinants, antecedents and consequences. A holistic 7P model, covering prevalence, prevention, protection, prosecution, provision of services, partnerships and policy, is used to collect and analyze data on different levels.

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News from the project: The results of the UniSAFE survey on gender-based violence are now available.


Project duration: 01.01.2023 - 30.09.2023

Project lead: Dr. Andrea Löther; Dr. Nina Steinweg (substitute)

Funded by: University of Bremen

EvalHB – Evaluation of the gender policy of the University of Bremen

CEWS evaluates the gender policy of the University of Bremen. The aim is to critically reflect on the field of action, to adapt structures and realign measures if necessary, and to use resources as effectively as possible for gender equality.

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Project duration: 01.09.2019 - 28.02.2023

Project lead: Dr. Nina Steinweg

Funded by: BMBF - Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Funding number 01FP1901

StaRQ Standards, guidelines and quality assurance for gender equality in academia

The StaRQ project pursues two main objectives. On the one hand, quality standards and guidelines for measures to promote gender equality in academia are to be developed. On the other hand, different (virtual) platforms will be created for the sustainable exchange of experts for the quality assurance of gender equality measures in academia.

An online portal promotes exchange and networking. The central component of this portal is the INKA database, in which selected quality-assured models from German scientific institutions can be searched.

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News from the project: In mid-October, the Equality Lab took place with results on mentoring, one of the fields of action.