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Q: How does Horizon 2020 promote gender equality and the gender dimension in research and innovation content?
A: As requested in all EU activities, Horizon 2020 encompasses the aim to eliminate inequalities and to promote equality between men and women. In research and innovation, this implies the following dual approach:
- To correct the imbalances in the participation of female scientists at all stages of research careers and in the various fields of research;
- To consider gender as a dimension of research by taking into account the biological, social and economic differences between women and men all through the research process.
Gender is, therefore, set in Horizon 2020 as a cross-cutting issue for all its research programmes. Work programmes will contain information on how imbalances between women and men will be addressed, and how a gender dimension will integrated. This will also be reflected at project level within the provisions of grant agreements.
For further information please see : Horizon 2020 web site
Category : Horizon 2020