Projects and assignments

Supporting work life balance and addressing women’s underrepresentation in the labour market: approaches and good practices in ICT sector (2017)

The   overall   objective   of   this project   was   two-fold: 1. to gather best practices at workplace levels from different EU countries, that have put in place work-life balance initiatives and/or boosted the number of women at the organisational level and 2. to identify best practices in general to make the ICT sector more attractive to women and boost their participation in ICT jobs. Associate professor Lise Rolandsen Agustín and Associate professor Stine Thidemann Faber have been in charge of desk study, data gathering and data analysis in relation to the Danish country profile and identifying good practices on supporting work life balance and addressing women’s underrepresentation in the Danish ICT sector. The work was done in collaboration with WorklifeHUB for the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). 


DG EMPL Mutual Learning Services (2017-2021)

Representatives from EDGE (Lise Rolandsen Agustín, Stine Thidemann Faber and Helene Pristed Nielsen) are part of the panel of multi-disciplinary experts connected to DG EMPL’s framework service contract providing analytical support and expertise to the European Commission and key stakeholders in the fields of employment, social affairs and inclusion. The framework service contract is run by ICF International. Read more here


SAAGE - SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS AND ADVICE ON GENDER EQUALITY IN THE EU (2016-2018)

Representatives from EDGE (Lise Rolandsen Agustín, Stine Thidemann Faber and Ruth Emerek) are part of SAAGE, run for the DG Justice and Consumers of the European Commission by The Brodolini Foundation. The overall objective of SAAGE is to contribute to the improvement of European-level policy analysis and policy development on gender equality by providing scientific support and advice to the European Commission. Thus, SAAGE will strengthen the Commission's knowledge base, including its country-specific knowledge, to support the preparation of political initiatives, and to support political cooperation at European level.
 

COLLECTION OF GOOD PRACTICES ON NON-MONETARY MEASURES IN THE AREA OF WOMEN AND POVERTY (2015-2016)

Associate professor Stine Thidemann Faber and professor Ruth Emerek have been in charge of desk study, data gathering and data analysis in relation to drafting the Danish country profile and identifying good practices on non-monetary measures in the area of women and poverty. The work was done in collaboration with The Brodolini Foundation for the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). The objective of the study was to focus on the gender dimension of the risk of poverty problems in EU member States and further to identify effective approaches and tools implemented in the member states to combat poverty with specific concern on non-monetary measures addressing women and poverty.   
 

INTEGRATING GENDER EQUALITY IN RESEARCH PERFORMING ORGANISATIONS (2015)

Together with scientific assistants Anita Nissen and Kathrine Bjerg Bennike, associate professor Stine Thidemann Faber was in charge of the national fieldwork in Denmark in relation to the study of gender equality in the EU policy area of research. The national researchers were responsible for systematically mapping out the legal and policy framework and other stimulatory initiatives promoting gender equality in research as well as identifying promising practices contributing to integrate a gender dimension in research. 
 

The EU Mutual Learning Programme in Gender Equality (2015-2018)

Experts from EDGE – professor Ruth Emerek, associate professor Stine Thidemann Faber and associate professor Lise Rolandsen Augustín – have joined the pool of experts for the European Commission's programme “The EU Mutual Learning Programme in Gender Equality”. The programme aims at disseminating good practice on gender equality in Europe. For this purpose, exchange seminars are organised each year for the stimulation of debate and exchange of experience between academic experts, governmental representatives and other relevant stakeholders from across Europe. The programme is managed by the European Commission together with ÖSB/IRS.
 

THE ENEGE NETWORK – EUROPEAN NETWORK OF EXPERTS IN THE FIELD OF GENDER EQUALITY (2015-2016)

Representatives from EDGE (Stine Thidemann Faber and Ruth Emerek) are part of “The ENEGE network – European network of experts in the field of gender equality”, run for the European Commission by The Brodolini Foundation. The work consists of delivering quarterly national reports on “Gender Equality and Policy Developments”, filling out monthly questionnaires, conducting analyses of national reform programs and a number of “Europe 2020” reports and documents, and taking part in meetings and providing expert assistance on ad hoc requests by the Commission. Read more about the network
 

Mapping of Challenges and Best Practices in Relation to Gender, Education and Migration Patterns (2015)

The Nordic Council of Ministers has in collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Children, Gender Equality, Integration and Social Affairs launched a cross Nordic project with the aim of mapping challenges and examples of best practice related to gender, education, and migration patterns. EDGE – Center for Equality, Diversity, & Gender at Aalborg University will carry out the project, which will focus on development tendencies and existing research from the different Nordic countries and aiming at identifying a number of general tendencies. 

The project resulted in two reports in danish and two reports ind english. The reports can be downloaded here:

Sted, (U)lighed og Køn

Place, (In)Equality and Gender

Køn, uddannelse og befolkningsstrømme

Gender, Education and Population Flows 
 

The ENEGE network – European network of experts in the field of gender equality (2014-2015)

Representatives from EDGE (Stine Thidemann Faber and Ruth Emerek) are part of “The ENEGE network – European network of experts in the field of gender equality”, run for the European Commission by The Brodolini Foundation. The work consists of delivering quarterly national reports on “Gender Equality and Policy Developments”, filling out monthly questionnaires, conducting analyses of national reform programs and a number of “Europe 2020” reports and documents, and taking part in meetings and providing expert assistance on ad hoc requests by the Commission. Read more about the network
 

Update of briefing note on The Policy on Gender Equality in Denmark (January 2015)

Lise Rolandsen Augustín from EDGE has been commissioned to write an update of the briefing note ‘The policy on gender equality in Denmark’. In the briefing note current Danish policies and practices (promotion and implementation) are being chartered and the current legislation on gender equality is presented. The update is made on request from The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality of the European Parliament.
 

Implementation of a programme of exchanges of good practices on gender equality (2015-2018)

Representatives from EDGE (Stine Thidemann Faber, Lise Rolandsen Augustín and Ruth Emerek) have joined the pool of experts working together with ÖSB Consulting on a Programme of the European Commission focusing on exchanges of good practices on gender equality. 
 

Report on the reconciliation of work, family and private life (2014)

Stine Thidemann Faber and Ruth Emerek from EDGE have been commissioned to collate local data and write the country report from Denmark on the reconciliation of work, family and private life. 
 

National action plans and strategic documents for gender equality (2014)

Stine Thidemann Faber and Ruth Emerek from EDGE have been commissioned to write the country report from Denmark on the national action plans and strategic documents for gender equality. 
 

Policy review: Collection of good practices on reconciliation of work, family and private life in Denmark (February 2014)

The study which was carried out for EIGE by ÖSB International focus on the collection and dissemination of good practices in the area of reconciliation of work, private and family life in EU Member States. As national research experts Stine Thidemann Faber and Ruth Emerek from EDGE have collected and analysed relevant national documents (literature review); collected and described existing national policies, programming documents and action plans (policy review) and collected national good practices on reconciliation of work, family and private life. 
 

Prostitution Policy Report (October 2013)

The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at London Metropolitan University is working with the European Commission and the European Networks on Gender Equality (ENEGE) to produce a report on prostitution policy in member states. Stine Thidemann Faber and Ruth Emerek from EDGE have been commissioned to collate local data and write the country report from Denmark. 
 

Review of Best Practices for Gender Impact Assessments (September 2013)

The aim of this national case study report is to take a closer look at the use of Gender Impact Assessments in Denmark in order to describe the Danish implementation of this specific Gender Mainstreaming method. By way of analyzing two selected cases (two law proposals put forward by The Danish Ministry of Employment and the Danish Ministry of Transport, respectively) the aim is to assess the transformative potential of GIA as it is performed in Denmark. The assignment is carried out for Yellow Window Management and EIGE by Stine Thidemann Faber and Lise Rolandsen Augustin. 
 

Review of the Institutional Capacity and Effective Methods, Tools and Good Practices for Gender Mainstreaming (April-Maj 2013)

The overall objective of this study is to gather information and evidence for strengthening the mainstreaming of gender equality into European Union policies and subsequent national policies. EDGE is responsible for the data collection in Denmark and for mapping out the institutional mechanisms for mainstreaming gender equality here and for writing a national report of the Danish institutional capacity to effectively mainstream a gender equality perspective in policies and at all stages of the policy and project cycle. The assignment is carried out for Yellow Window Management and EIGE by Stine Thidemann Faber and Lise Rolandsen Augustin. 
 

The ENEGE network – European network of experts in the field of gender equality (2013-2014)

Representatives from EDGE (Stine Thidemann Faber and Ruth Emerek) are part of “The ENEGE network – European network of experts in the field of gender equality”, run for the European Commission by The Brodolini Foundation. The work consists of delivering quarterly national reports on “Gender Equality and Policy Developments”, filling out monthly questionnaires, conducting analyses of national reform programs and a number of “Europe 2020” reports and documents, and taking part in meetings and providing expert assistance on ad hoc requests by the Commission. Read more about the network
 

Measures taken to promote Gender Equality Policies in Denmark (November 2012)

Members of EDGE, Stine Thidemann Faber and Ruth Emerek, were requested to provide an overview of policy measures taken by Denmark to promote gender equality. The information covers from 2005 to 2012. The work was done for EIGE in collaboration with The Danish Institute for Human Rights. 
 

Country report on “Youth Unemployment: Starting fragile” (October 2012)

The aim of the report is to provide information on the impact of the current labour market position of youth within the European labour markets, focusing especially on the difference between men and women. The country report from Denmark provided information on both the impact of a fragile start on the labour market career as well as the impact on personal life. The report was written by Stine Thidemann Faber & Ruth Emerek on request from ENEGE. 
 

Centering the Periphery: Remapping Gender, Place and Mobility in the North (ultimo 2012- medio 2014)

Together with a number of researchers from Nordic countries EDGE are working to produce an anthology titled "Centering the Periphery: Remapping Gender, Place and Mobility in the North".
The aim of the anthology is to discuss the effects of globalization in a local context and contribute to the discussion of the centre-periphery dichotomy. Another aim is to discuss globalization in a gender perspective. Read more about the project
 

Collection of methods, tools and good practices in the field of Women and the Media (september 2012-juli 2013)

The project includes the making of the Danish national report on women and the media. The assignment is carried out for the Brodolini-group/The European Commission by Stine Thidemann Faber and Helene Pristed Nielsen of EDGE. 
 

UNGE PÅ KANTEN – gender, locality and education (medio 2012-ultimo 2013)

The project focuses on the processes that may contribute to some young adults, especially boys and young men, remaining outisde the educational system. The project uses the region of North Denmark as a case. Geographically, this region is on the periphery of both Denmark and Europe, and the project focuses specifically on the challenges faced in the so-called “peripheral areas”, and on the gendered consequences for the young adults in these areas who – for differing reasons – have a more limited access to education. The center/periphery perspective is thereby brought in as one of several parameters needed to understand the development. The project has received funding from the Ministry of Equality. It is carried out by Stine Thidemann Faber (EDGE), Lotte Bloksgaard (EDGE/FREIA), Claus D. Hansen (Institute for Sociology and Social Work) and Karina Torp Møller (EDGE). Read more about the project
 

The ENEGE network – European network of experts in the field of gender equality (2012-2013)

Representatives from EDGE (Stine Thidemann Faber and Ruth Emerek) are part of “The ENEGE network – European network of experts in the field of gender equality”, run for the European Commission by The Brodolini Foundation.
The work consists of delivering a number of national reports on “Gender Equality and Policy Developments”, filling out monthly questionnaires, conducting analyses of national reform programs and a number of “Europe 2020” reports and documents, taking part in meetings and providing expert assistance on ad hoc requests by the Commission. Read more about the network
 

Gender training (October 2012)

The Aalborg University Equality Board and EDGE – Center for Equality, Diversity and Gender will, in collaboration with Yellow Window Management, be conducting a 1-day course and Gender and Research: Optimizing FP7-projects and –applications. The course is geared towards research directors, researchers and individuals in supporting functions, who craft FP7-applications, as well as project leaders and –participants. Contact person at EDGE is Helene Pristed Nielsen. 
 

Study to map the current situation and trends of female genital mutilation in EU27 and Croatia (januar-februar 2012)

Mapping out the policies, data and actors in the area of ”female genital mutilation” (the circumcision of women) through web-based searches. The Danish case is laid out by EDGE for Yellow Window Management and the International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University. The project is funded by EU's European Institute for Gender Equality. Find report here
 

Exchange of Good Practices - Awareness Raising Activities to Fight Violence against Women and Girls (december-januar 2012)

This project encompasses the development of a policy paper regarding the Danish efforts against violence towards women and girls, especially in the form of campaigns. The paper lays the foundation for exchanging experiences with a series of European countries in a two-day workshop. Special focus is placed on the experiences of England and Greece. Associate professor Diana Højlund Madsen participates in the project on behalf of EDGE. 
 

The Global Periphery: Gender, diversity and mobility (2011-2013)

The first large research project of the centre (2011-2013) is formulated as an umbrella-project with the title: The Global Periphery: Gender, diversity and mobility. The project focuses on globalization processes in North Denmark, and has received funding from The Obel Family Foundation. The entire research team of the center participates in the project, as well as a number of researchers from FREIA. Read more about the project
 

Gender mainstreaming / Public authorities in Denmark (2011-2012)

The centre provides consultation and feedback for the Department of Equality in connection with their optimizing of the gender mainstreaming efforts in the Danish central administration. Lise Rolandsen Augustín and Diana Højlund Madsen, both researchers at the centre, provide expert guidance in this task in the form of the uncovering of obstacles and challenges, as well as the development of a web-based gender mainstreaming tool.
 

Report on mainstreaming

The report "Suggestions on development of gender mainstreaming tools and practices in relation to consultancy project on gender mainstreaming in the Danish central government administration" is developed on request of the Department of Equality and written by Lise Rolandsen Augustín.
 

Equal rights – Equality in Denmark (April 2011)

Development of a report based on a presentation by the Norwegian Commission of Equliaty centered around the Danish legislation on anti-discrimination and enforcement of equality, the goals and plans of the Minister of Equality and implementation and surveying of equality. The report has been authored by two of EDGE´s associated partners, Martin Bak Jørgensen and Ruth Emerek, both from CoMID. Download report: Equal rights – Equality in Denmark (in danish)
 

Study on the involvement of men in gender equality in the EU27 (May 2011)

Mapping the significant actors (civil society organisations and research environments) in the area of men and equality, using web based analyses, questionnaires and interviews. The Danish case has been researched by the EDGE researcher Lise Rolandsen Agustín. The project is undertaken by the Swedish "NGO - Men for Gender Equality" and is financed by the European Institute for Gender Equality. 
 

Short briefing note on “The policy on gender equality in Denmark” (October 2011)

Charting of the current Danish policy and practice (promotion and implementation) and the current legislation on gender equality. The charting is undertaken by Lise Rolandsen Augustín. The project is funded by The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality of the European Parliament. Download report: The policy on gender equality in Denmark
 

Impact Assessment on Feasibility, Economic and Social Impact and the Costs and Benefits of Possible EU Measures on Gender Quotas in Boardrooms (October 2011)

Validation and updating of the national template for Denmark. The work is carried out for The Brodolini Group/The European Commission, by EDGE as embodied by Ruth Emerek, Stine Thidemann Faber and Lise Rolandsen Augustín.

Contact EDGE

Contact EDGE

Head of Centre Stine Thidemann Faber

Aalborg University
Kroghstraede 3
9220 Aalborg East, Denmark

Phone: +45 9940 9206
Email: edge@edge.aau.dk