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Stocktaking of 20 years of Gender equality in Research and Innovation

This activity directly aimed at supporting the development and implementation of evidence base for R&I policies and supporting various groups of stakeholders is excluded from the delegation to REA and will be managed by the Commission services.

This grant will be awarded without call for proposals in line with Article 190(1)(e) of the Rules of applications of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 966/2012, Regulation No 1268/2012 and Article 11(2) of the Rules for participation and dissemination in ""Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)"", Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013

A conference on gender equality is planned to take place under the Finnish Presidency. The conference will take stock of the policy achievements 20 years after the Communication ""Women and Science: mobilising women to enrich European research"". It will be also an opportunity to reflect on the future strategy and actions at EU level. The conference will enhance the dialogue and knowledge sharing between policy makers, academia, research institutions, research funding agencies, researchers and society.

One of the main focus of the conference will be on institutional change. the project will include an assessment of the experience and results/impact of the ERA strategy and the EU co-funded projects on institutional change under FP7 and Horizon 2020.

Expected Impact: the conference will give policy inputs to on-going initiatives relating to gender equality in the European Research Area (ERA) and in Horizon 2020, and feed in the upcoming new framework programme as well as joint policy initiatives.