1st Gender Equality Plan of Cypriot Research Promotion Foundation adopted


Kalypso Sepou

The Research Promotion Foundation (RPF), as the national research and innovation funding agency of Cyprus, adopted its 1st Gender Equality Plan 2018-2020 within the framework of the TARGET Project formalising a set of actions aiming at long-term institutional transformation.

The actions proposed reflect the scope of Priority 4 of the European Research Area on Gender Equality and Gender Mainstreaming in Research, and are categorized in three priority fields, namely:

  • gender equality in human resource management
  • gender balance in decision making processes
  • gender dimension in research programmes

All three priority fields are understood as mutually reinforcing with an overall aim to mitigate perceived factors that limit equal participation and hinder the advancement of women in science. The Gender Equality Plan was adopted as a policy document of the Foundation by the Board of Directors and its official initiation date is October 1, 2018.