The Future of Gender Equality in European Research and Innovation


The aim of event, hosted by the Horizon 2020 GENDERACTION project, is to set the stage for the future of gender equality in Europe. In 2019 Europe celebrates 20 years of activities for gender equality in research and in 2020 ERA priorities of which gender equality and gender mainstreaming is one, will be reviewed. Given the recent backsliding of and backlash against gender research and gender equality in some European countries, it is of vital important to reinvigorate our joint efforts to promote gender equality in European research.

Research funders, structural change and innovation including open innovation will continue to play a major role in European research. The event will bring together policy makers and gender experts, practitioners and scholars to address their future concerns and needs for the future of gender equality in European research and innovation. The closing panel Gendering the future of R&I will discuss the vision for gender equality research and innovation and what is at stake.

Date: 9 April 2019 | 10.00 – 17.00

Venue: Brussels | NH Collection Brussels Centre | Boulevard Adolphe Max 7

Registration closed (send us an email if you want to participate – [email protected]

Programme (in PDF)

Policy Brief on the Future of Gender Equality in European Research and Innovation (in PDF)

Video & photogalery

Press release

Report of the event

10.00 | Welcome

10.30 | Keynote presentation

11.15 | Research funders and gender social responsibility

12.15 | Lunch

13.15 | Structural change for gender equality

14.15 | Innovation and gender: digitalization, AI and ethics

15.15 | Coffee break

15.45 | Gendering the future of R&I: panel round table

16.45 | Final remarks from GENDERACTION

17.00 | Close of conference




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