GENDERACTION at the Competitiveness Council


On 28 September 2021 EU research ministers met in Brussels to discuss the EU’s global approach to research and innovation and the new European Research Area. Gender equality was among the debated issues.

Simona Kustec, Slovenian Minister for Education, Science and Sport briefed ministers on the virtual conference Deepening the ERA through Gender Equality organised jointly by Slovenian presidency and GENDERACTION project that was held on 8 and 9 July 2021. During the conference, the Ljubljana declaration on gender equality in research and innovation was presented.

The Slovenian presidency invited delegations to endorse the declaration, as gender equality is an important priority. The Ljubljana Declaration underlines the importance of upholding the value of gender equality and being proactive in mainstreaming gender equality across research and innovation, to ensure a just twin transition, triggering new inclusive ways of life for all and new opportunities for jobs and research.


See the record of Ljubljana Declaration presentation at Deepening the ERA through Gender Equality conference:


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