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The INTEGER Consortium

The INTEGER project brought together a focused and balanced partnership of four European research and higher education institutions.


Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique


 CNRS, France
 Coordinator and Implementing Partner


The National Center for Scientific Research is a French government-funded national research organisation created in 1939. As the largest basic research organisation in Europe, CNRS carries out research in all fields of knowledge. It is the host institution with the highest number of ERC grants in Europe and ranked first in the world in number of publications for 2006-2010 (SCImago scientific institution ranking). CNRS has over 34,000 employees working in its 1,100 laboratories located throughout the national territory, most of them joint labs with universities. CNRS has been involved in numerous EU FP-funded projects, currently co-ordinates five ERA-NETs and is a participant in ten more.

By establishing its Mission for the Place of Women (MPF) in July 2001, CNRS became the first public research institution in France to create such a structure and programme in charge of designing, implementing, coordinating and assessing all actions aimed at fostering gender equality within the organisation. CNRS has committed to the development of a gender action plan in its 2009-2013 “Contract of Objectives” with the French Government and has adopted one in 2013, thanks to efforts led by project INTEGER. CNRS is therefore both a Programme Owner and Manager in the field of gender equality in research.


♦ Contact project coordinator: Dr Anne Pépin, Director of the Mission for the place of Women at CNRS - (link sends e-mail)

♦ Contact European project manager: Jeanne Collin, Mission for the place of Women at CNRS - (link sends e-mail)


Trinity College Dublin

Implementing Partner

Founded in 1592, Trinity is at the nexus of tradition and innovation, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across 24 schools and three faculties: arts, humanities, and social sciences; engineering, mathematics and science; and health sciences. Spread across 47 acres in Dublin’s city centre, Trinity’s 17,000-strong student body comes from all 32 counties of Ireland, and 16% of students come from outside the country.

The University is committed to excellence in both research and teaching, to the enhancement of the learning experience of each of its students and to an inclusive Trinity community with equality of access for all. The University will continue to disseminate its knowledge and expertise to the benefit of the City of Dublin, the country and the international community.

The Centre for Women in Science & Engineering Research (WiSER) was established in late 2006 with the aim of ‘recruiting, retaining, returning and advancing’ women in academic science, engineering and technology (SET) in Trinity College Dublin. We carry out our work on a number of different levels, from engaging with women scientists and researchers in College, to liaising with College governance, to building links with other women in SET organisations both nationally and internationally.

♦ Contact local project coordinator: Prof Eileen Drew, Director of the Centre for Women in Science & Engineering Research - (link sends e-mail)


Šiauliai University

Implementing Partner


Šiauliai University – higher education institution located in the Northern region of Lithuania. Founded in 1997 by uniting Šiauliai Pedagogical Institute and Šiauliai Polytechnic Faculty of Kaunas University of Technology. Šiauliai Pedagogical Institute was founded in 1948. The university has a community of around 4000 students and 300 academic staff. It has 6 faculties and 2 institutes: Arts, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Social Welfare and Disability Studies, Technology and Natural Sciences, Institute of Informatics, Mathematics and E-Studies, and Continuing Studies Institute. Studies are organized into 3 cycles: first cycle – Bachelor’s degree, second cycle – Special Professionals studies and Master’s degree studies, third cycle – Doctoral.

The University operates the following research centers: Gender Studies, Biological Research, Educational Researches, Energy and Environmentally Clean Technologies, Modeling of Physical Processes, Natural Science Education, Public Health, Social Research, Special Education, Technological Experiments, Biomedical Engineering, Art. There is European Studies Institute at the University as well.

Šiauliai University Women Studies’ Centre (GSC) – one of the first of its kind in the Baltic States - was established in 1998 re-organized in 2005 into Institute for Gender Studies (, in 2007 – into Gender Studies Centre. Today the GSC functions as base for interdisciplinary academic research on women and gender. The centre also plays an important role in forming gender policy in Lithuania. The foundational goal of the GSC is to integrate gender studies into the common curriculum at Šiauliai University, and pilot a Gender Equality Plan.

♦ Contact local project coordinator: Prof Virginija Sidlauskiené, Head of Gender Studies and Research Center - (link sends e-mail)


GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences



GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences is the largest infrastructure institution for the Social Sciences in Germany located in Mannheim, Cologne, and Berlin. It provides nationally and internationally research-based infrastructure services in all phases of the research data cycle. GESIS conducts its own continuing and inter-disciplinary research in three areas, namely social science research, survey methodology and applied computer and information science. 

At GESIS, the Center of Excellence Women and Science CEWS, established in 2000, is the national hub for the realization of equal opportunities for women and men in science and research. The center conducts research and provides services to policy stakeholders, universities, research institutions, and political committees. CEWS research focuses on gender inequalities in public research including higher education policies and research careers, as well as monitoring and evaluation of gender equality programmes, policies, and measures.

GESIS is member to the Leibniz Association that connects 89 independent research institutions in Germany. 

♦ Contact local project coordinator: Anke Lipinsky, Scientific associate at the Center of Excellence Women and Sciences - (link sends e-mail)