Joint Research Centre (JRC): non-nuclear direct actions
Grants for direct activities of the Joint Research Centre to reinforce the analysis of policies, impact assessment or strategic intelligence about the trends on science and technology, among others.
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GRANTS FOR PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
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...
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.