Oct 5, 2021
A new guidance on Gender Equality Plans (GEP) is prepared by the European Commission. The guidance does not only tackle gender dimension as an eligibility criterion for Horizon Europe, but also rises interest and provides support for each organisation to develop GEPs.
The Guidance builds on existing materials and resources that support gender equality in research and innovation (R&I), in particular the Gender Equality in Academia and Research (GEAR) tool, co-developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation, that includes further advice, case studies and resources for developing a GEP.
• Helps to improve the quality and impact of research and innovation by helping to ensure it is reflective of and relevant to the whole of society;
• Creates better working environments that enable good quality research and learning and help maximise the potential and talents of all staff and students;
• Helps to attracts and retain talent by ensuring that all staff can be confident that their abilities will be valued and recognised fairly and appropriately
Check out the whole guidance here: Horizon Europe Guidance on Gender Equality Plans
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