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Topic / Target >GERI.2.2014 Impact of gender diversity on Research & Innovation


Specific challenge:
Some studies have explored in specific fields (e.g. ICT) and countries the impact of gender diversity on innovation in terms of productivity, performance and relevance to society (e.g. number of publications and of patents, market shares). However gender diversity in teams and organisations has not yet been systematically analysed.

The proposals shall develop concepts and methodologies for the evaluation of the impacts of gender diversity in research teams and organisations on research quality and productivity, as well as on innovation; apply the concepts and methodologies developed to a selected range of sectors using a comparative approach across countries.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of the order of EUR 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected impact:
The research will provide a better understanding of the relationship between gender diversity and Research and Innovation performance. In the medium term, it shall help develop appropriate conditions for to contribute to research intensity and productivity.


Start date: 11/12/2013
End date: 02/10/2014
Total budget
for this call: 9,500,000
(R&IA) H2020-GERI-2014-1 Research & innovation actions
Budget: EUR 1 million
Promoting gender equality in research and innovation

The European Union aims to eliminate inequalities and to promote equality between men and women in all its activities, including in Research and Innovation. Promoting gender equality is one of the key priorities of a “Reinforced European Research Area Partnership for Excellence and Growth”. The Member States are invited to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention and career progression of female researchers, address gender balance in decision making and strengthen the gender dimension in research programmes. Horizon 2020 promotes gender equality in particular by supporting structural changes in the organisation of research institutions and the gender dimension in the content and design of research activities.

To reach this objective, the activities of this Call will aim at:
- Encouraging girls to study science and female students to further embrace a career in research;
- Analysing the impact of gender diversity in research teams on research and innovation outcomes;
- Developing a common framework to evaluate national initiatives to promote gender equality in research policy and research organisations;
- Supporting research organisations to implement gender equality plans.

These activities are targeted to researchers and innovators, research organisations, primary, secondary and higher education establishments, science museums, citizens and their associations or groupings, media, policy makers at national, regional and local levels, etc.

The expected outcome of European Commission actions is to increase the participation of women in research, improve their careers, achieve gender balance in decision making and further the excellence of R&I by integrating the gender dimension in research and innovation.

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