GenderTime Partners collaborative work

The collaborative work can be summarized into these four steps:

Define and design measures to be implemented in each organisation

In order to achieve this aim it was necessary to establish the existing ‘policy landscape’ and adapt the action plans in response to the current situation in each institution. A first step in the updating and implementation of action plans across the GenderTime consortium was to systematically describe the existing gender equality measures in place, in terms of detailed information about the history, aims, implementation, limitations, actors involved, target group, and costs. The state of the art of existing measures began by devising a template for partners to work towards, to enable comparisons of information generated in each institution. The template asked partners to provide information on the national and institutional context; fill in a table of existing measures which asked for information on the origin, implementation, limitations, actor, target group, finance, and evaluation.

Update the action plan

In the second step, within the first six months, each partner institution whilst also investigating existing measures was asked to update their action plans in light of the information gathered – for example, if any particular gaps were identified these should be remedied in the action plans themselves if possible. ΕΎ

Implementation of action plans

In the third step,each partner had responsibility to implement actions in their own institutional context.


Facilitate and consult on the implementation process

The focus of the fourth step was to ensure the proper implementation of action plans through the development of facilitative tools. The main idea was to allow partners to work together on action plan implementation through a discussion of successes and challenges, obtaining guidance on self-defined aspects of the implementation process.