Periodic Reporting for period 1 - NEWPATHWAYS (NEW PATHWAYS TO GENDER AND EQUALITY IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION)
Reporting period: 2019-06-01 to 2020-05-31
The Research and Innovation Excellence through gender equality: New pathways and challenges conference in Helsinki in October 2019 brings together Europe’s top speakers and thinkers working towards that goal.
The objective of the event was to influence the future of gender equality by hosting discussions to shape the actions and policies of tomorrow.
The consensus on gender equality as a priority in the European Union has been under duress during the past few years, which highlights the need for a renewed and reinvigorated discussion on the future directions for the gender equality effort in research and innovation.
We need a better roadmap for institutional change to achieve gender equality throughout the system: from early education to the very top positions in R&I.
The first EC Communication on Women in Science was adopted in 1999. The same year saw the founding of the Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation. Now, 20 years later, we turn to Helsinki again. Now is the time to take stock of the developments, improvements and lessons learned in the advancement of gender equality in research and innovation (R&I). It is also time to take action on the future of gender equality in R&I.