Methodology for Data Collection

These questionnaires aim at finding the current institutional policies and practices regarding Gender Equality.

The 2030 Agenda of United Nations and the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Mediterranean Region, specifically focusing on the 5th goal of achieving Gender Equality, will also be one of the benchmarking items to be presented to the European Commission as part of the project’s analysis.

Gender Equality is the fifth aim after: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health & Well-being, and Quality Education. In fact, Gender equality “is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world” according to the UNGA. This Questionnaire deals with the issue of women’s rights at the universities in the region. It’s about women’s struggle, achievements and expectations. How they maintain the balance between professional and personal life?

It’s about gender parity and equal representation of women at different working levels. We want to identify the obstacles that hinder women’s career advancement. Do Women lack of ambition, have they built these barriers themselves? Or do they come from the work environment, laws, mentalities, gender discrimination, stereotyping and workplace harassment?

This questionnaire aims at academics, to identify obstacles that make it less likely or even influence their career in higher education sector.

Reports

Institutional Reports by each Partner Country

These reports examine a situation analysis on academic environments at partner universities, exploring factors impacting female academics experience and career progression, as well their representation at senior management levels.

Regional Report and Conceptual Map for training

This report provides an assessment on various academic environments in South Mediterranean Region Higher Education Institutions, specifically across target universities in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.

Quality and monitoring reports

This section will provide with reports produced by the project’s internal quality control system as well as the external monitoring system, foreseen under WP5 and WP7 of FREE Project.

Virtual courses

The main objective of FREE project (Female Academic Role Model Empowerment, Equality and Sustainability at Universities in Mediterranean Region: towards 2030 Agenda) is to establish a capacity building dynamic empowering female academics, students and decision makers within higher education institutions in the South Mediterranean region.

For this purpose, a series of training workshops have been designed, after a thorough need analysis in the region, to empower the female population in these institutions and help the academic community recognize, identify and tackle certain specific difficulties encountered by women within university, as well as encouraging the creation of specific gender studies and networks with similar interest and objectives as FREE project.

These series of courses are intended for anyone with an interest on equal societies, empowerment of women and sustainability in higher education institutions. teachers, researchers and students, educational authorities and decision makers, associations and foundations, support groups, and other NGOs  and stakeholders with an interest in reducing differences between men and women in contemporary society.