CASPER is a Horizon 2020 project examining the feasibility of establishing a European award/certification system for gender equality for Research Performing Organisations. The project runs for two years from January 2020 to December 2021.

    Based upon an extensive assessment of available systems and needs across Europe and beyond, we will develop and evaluate four possible scenarios that pave the ground for a realistic Europe-wide award/certification framework. Overall, we pursue three objectives:

    • To map and assess existing award and certification systems for gender equality (and related schemes) and to identify existing needs for such a system on the European level
    • Design award/certification scenarios and assess the feasibility of these scenarios
    • Prepare the ground for a successful roll-out of a European award/certification scheme

    The role of Oxford Brookes Business School within the project:

    The Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice is leading Work Package 4, which focuses on assessing existing gender equality systems/models, which will inform the scenario development, the stakeholder assessment and validation processes for the European award/certification scheme. OBU is also responsible for the conceptualisation and scientific coordination of CASPER.

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    a.humbert@brookes.ac.uk, Dr Anne Laure Humbert, Centre Director of Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice

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    Research Fellow 

    Dr Kate Clayton-Hathway
    Email: kclayton-hathway@brookes.ac.uk 


    Dr Anne Laure Humbert 
    Email: a.humbert@brookes.ac.uk

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    Professor Simonetta Manfredi
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    Mieke Tyrrell
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