Stepping up Support to Gender Equality in Research & Innovation policy

Better integration of the gender dimension in research and innovation programmes and projects is a major and recent challenge.

Gender Equality Plans are the main policy instruments promoted through the European Research Area, to advance gender equality in research organisations and universities. Based on progress so far, actions are adapted to catalyse the changes in response to the three objectives: gender equality in scientific careers, gender balance in decision making, and the integration of the gender dimension in research content. Additionally, considering the evolution of the research systems in Europe, gender aspects of scientific careers and decision making processes are investigated to gather updated evidence for future policy action.

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