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Inclusive Gender Equality Champions


Expected Outcomes:

  • Enable the creation of a European community of academic and research champions in institutional transformation towards inclusive gender equality.
  • Strengthening of the inclusiveness and connectivity objectives under the new European Research Area.

Award and certification schemes implemented in different countries, in the EU and beyond, have been shown to be useful tools for advancing gender equality in academic, research and innovation organisations, with some awarding schemes effectively being used as drivers for competition in attracting students and researchers and/or as prerequisite for having access to funding. Building on the feasibility study for a European award/certification system for gender equality in research organisations, including universities, carried out by Horizon 2020 project CASPER, an annual Award scheme is established. The “EU Award for Gender Equality Champions” is meant as a booster and complement to the require