ProjectGENDERACTIONplus(Gender Equality Network to Develop ERACommunities To coordinate Inclusive andsustainable policy implementatiON)
Project numberNo. 101058093
Identification od programmeHorizon Europe
Type of ActionCSA
Coordinator:Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Duration1 June 2022 – 31 May 2025
Total Project Budget€ 3 040 245
Requested EU Contribution€ 3 040 245

The project summary:

Building on the Horizon 2020 project GENDERACTION, the overall goal of GENDERACTIONplus is to contribute to the coordination of gender equality and inclusiveness objectives of the new European Research Area through the development of a policy community of practice consisting of national authorities from 11 MS and 2 AC and 7 MS Associated partners and an RFO community of practice from 8 MS and 2 AC and 9 Associated partners. The coordination network covers a total of 23 MS and 3 AC with 26 project partners and 18 Associated partners.

Specifically, the project aims to: 1) Develop strategic policy advice on existing and emerging policy solutions in the key thematic areas (intersectionality and inclusiveness; gender-based violence; gender dimension in research, innovation and teaching; monitoring and evaluation of ERA gender equality actions; supporting institutional change through gender equality plans); 2) Enhance the policy-making process through engaging with stakeholders, CSOs and citizens; 3) Build capacities, competence and expertise for gender equality and mainstreaming in R&I among the policy and RFO community members, with special attention to countries with a less comprehensive policy; 4) Create impact through communication, dissemination and exploitation, including national impact plans and an EU impact plan, policy briefs and position papers based on the policy advice developed.

The impact of GENDERACTIONplus will be: 1) Advanced policy coordination among MS and AC and through stakeholder and citizen engagement; 2) Improved research careers and working conditions in European R&I, by developing policy dialogue and solutions on inclusion and intersectionality, combating gender-based violence and promoting institutional changes through GEPs; 3) Increased research quality and social responsibility of knowledge through the integration of gender dimension in R&I; and 4) Reduced geographic inequality by targeting less experienced/engaged countries and regions.

Project activities:

Project activities are divided into 8 work packages.

WP1: Management and coordination
WP2: Intersectionality and inclusiveness
WP3: Gender-based violence
WP4: Gender dimension in research & innovation
WP5: Monitoring & evaluation of ERA gender equality actions
WP6: Promoting institutional change through GEPs
WP7: Building capacities, competence and expertise
WP8: Creating impact through policy transfer and citizen engagement

Participating organisations

  1. Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CZ (koordinátor)
  2. Institute for Advanced Studies, AT
  3. Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research of Austria, AT
  4. Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH , AT
  5. Bulgarian National Science Fund, BG
  6. Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, CZ
  7. University of Southern Denmark, DK
  8. Estonian Research Council, EE
  9. The German Aerospace Centre, DE
  10. Higher Education Authority, IE
  11. Regional Foundation for Biomedical Research, IT
  12. Ministry of Innovation, Science & Technology, IL
  13. Research Council Lithuania, LT
  14. Vilnius University Šiauliai Academy, LT
  15. Kilden at the Research Council of Norway, NO
  16. Ministry of Education and Research, NO
  17. National Information Processing Institute, PL
  18. The Foundation for Science and Technology, PT
  19. The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Fund (UEFISCDI), RO
  20. Matej Bel University, SK
  21. Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología, ES 
  22. University of Gothenburg, SE
  23. Vinnova, SE
  24. VA (Public & Science), SE
  25. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, TR
  26. National Documentation Centre, GR

In addition, the project has 14 Associated Partners.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 101058093.