The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, with support from the European Commission through Horizon 2020, is organising a conference on gender equality in research and innovation on 23–24 October 2019 in Helsinki.
This event marks 20 years since the first European Commission Communication on Women in Science and the follow-up founding of the Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation, which launched the EU action in this area.
The two-day event is held under the Finnish Presidency of the European Union. It will bring together top policymakers and participants from the research and higher education community, research funding institutions , innovation actors, the digital and tech industry, and NGOs.
The aim of the conference is to take stock of progress made, with a focus on institutional change, and discuss current challenges, with a view to reshaping our EU policy objectives on gender equality in R&I ahead of Horizon Europe and the future ERA. The two-day event will culminate in the publication of a co-created Helsinki Call for Action.
Registration is free of charge, but mandatory