Gender considerations in EU research projects

UKRO has helpfully flagged up the website for the EU “Gendered Innovations” project which provides guidance on Question Mark by ryanmilanigender considerations in EU funding. The project has created case studies and key definitions with input from experts from the 28 member states and the USA. This is expected to be useful resource for those considering the gender elements of Horizon 2020 applications. You might also be interseted in the European Commission’s Gender Equality Horizontal Issue Guide when addressing the three aims of gender equality in Horizon 2020 namely to:

  • Address the gaps in the participation of women in the Framework Programme’s projects;
  • Ensure gender balance in decision-making, in order to reach the Commission’s target of 40% of the under-represented sex in panels and groups (50% for Advisory Groups);
  • Integrate gender and sex analysis in research and innovation content in order to improve the scientific quality and societal relevance.