Gender Equality in R&I

Woman's Day: A deep dive into Gender Equality in R&I article dated 8 March 2022


She Figures

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The She Figures publication provides a range of indicators on gender equality in research and innovation at Pan-European level. It aims to give an overview of the gender equality situation, using a wide range of indicators to examine the impact and effectiveness of policies implemented in this area.

She Figures 2015

She Figures 2018

She Figures 2021

Gender and Intersectional Bias in Artificial Intelligence

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 The pandemic and Gender equality

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Policies & Guidelines

Gender Equality Report

European Commission's Report on the Achievements in Horizon 2020 and recommendations on the way forward can be viewed here.

The Gender Equality Strategy 2020 - 2025


Horizon Europe guidance on gender equality plans 

Initiatives & Networks

Gender Action Project

Genderaction (GENDer equality in the ERA Community To Innovate policy implementatiON. Coordination and Support Action) is a four year Horizon 2020 project funded under the SwafS-19-2016 call with a budget of 1,949,400 EUR.

The main objectives of the project are to analyse Members States’ progress towards implementation of gender equality in R&I through national ERA action plans and strategies, develop policy briefs, organise training events and mutual learning, and build new collaborations to advance gender equality in international cooperation in science, technology and innovation. Read more on GENDERACTION.

GENDERACTIONplus: A new Horizon Europe project to advance gender equality in the European Research Area

Useful documents & links:

Genderaction Policy Series and National and EU Impact plans

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Gender-Net Plus

The first European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) Cofund scheme to be dedicated to the promotion of gender equality in research and innovation. It gathers 16 national funding organisations coming from 13 countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Canada) committed to strengthening transnational collaborations and joint funding towards a common goal: advancing gender equality in research institutions and the integration of the gender dimension into research and innovation contents and programmes.

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ACT on Gender

Developing an international network of Communities of Practice (CoPs) as agents to develop gender equality actions in research organisations across Europe. It is building on the GenPORT internet portal – created through FP7 – to transform this resource centre and online community of practitioners on gender equality and excellence in science, technology or innovation, into a central CoP gender equality knowledge- and practice-sharing hub (GenPORT+).

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Women TechEU

Funded under the European Innovation Ecosystems work programme of Horizon Europe, Women TechEU is a brand new initiative of the European Union. The scheme offers first-class coaching and mentoring to female founders, as well as targeted funding to help take their business to the next level.

H2020 Projects

Gender CC Women for Climate Justice


WAVE Wome and Vehicles in Europe


ARUWE Action for Rural Women's Empowerment


Plan A Women for the Artic


WITU Women in Technology Uganda 

Women in AI

WECF EV Women Engage for a Common Future France


TAking a Reflexive approach to Gender Equality for instituti9onal Transformation


MWIA Medical Women's International Association


ECWT European Centre for Women and Technology

Enterprising Women Limited

CWDS Centre for Women's Development Studies 

CWCS Centre for Women and Children Studies 

ERGANI Centre for Suppor and Advancement of Employment for Women in Thessaloniki 

EWHA Womans University

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Other useful links and documents:

EEAS European Union External Action Service

Fill the GAP


EQUALS-EU Europe's Regional Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age

Closing gender gaps in research & innovation

Gender Equality: A strengthened commitment in Horizon Europe