GeNeus: Promoting equal opportunities in the access to the labour market

May 2, 2018News

GENEUS: Promoting equal opportunities in the access to the labour market Have you ever considered that the tests and interviews carried out by SMEs, recruitment agencies, public administrations and universities could favour men rather then women?

How and at which level this phenomenon has an impact on the women’s access to the labour market and more in general on the discrimination gender-based?

The project GeNeus aims at analysing these phenomena and at addressing them, by proposing a new approach to fill the gap between the sexes in the selection and evaluation’s processes, by a gender-neutral approach.

The first project’s phase is almost completed: the partners have elaborated a research in Austria, Bulgaria, Portugal, Spain and Italy, interviewing representatives of SMEs, recruitment centres, public administrations and universities, to analyse how the recruitment and evaluation of the employees take place in that countries with a specific focus on different professional and economic sectors.

The project’s partners met in Matosinhos (Portugal) on 18 and 19 of April to analyse the outcomes of the research, to compare them and to establish a common plan for the development of the next outputs, mainly:

  • a Set of Matrices of Gender Neutral Testing for the evaluation and selection, not based on any gender difference;
  • a practical guide on the implementation and adaptation to different targets and professional sectors.

In the next months we will be working on the elaboration of these tests, to enhance a neutral approach for the labour market, promoting equal opportunities in the access and professional career for men and women.

GeNeus – Gender Neutral Performance and Aptitude Testings has a duration of 24 months and it is funded by Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training.

The partnership is composed by 6 organisations:

If you are interested in the next steps of the project, follow us on the Facebook page, visit the project’s website or contact Irene Biundo,