Factsheet: Gender equality - A strengthened commitment in Horizon Europe

With Horizon Europe, the Commission reaffirms its commitment to gender equality in research and innovation. The legal base sets gender equality as a crosscutting priority and establishes strengthened provisions. The first part of this factsheet summarises the key new provisions and requirements introduced in the Programme. In particular, gender equality plans will gradually become part of the eligibility criteria for public bodies, research organisations and higher education establishments, and integrating the gender dimension into research and innovation content becomes a requirement. Specific funding will be dedicated to gender and intersectional research, developing inclusive gender equality policies in support of the new European Research Area, and empowering women innovators. The second part of this factsheet puts the focus on the new Gender Equality Plan (GEP) eligibility criterion, detailing its key elements and providing useful resources. The goal is to improve the European research and innovation system, create gender-equal working environments where all talents can thrive, and better integrate the gender dimension in projects to improve research quality as well as the relevance to society of the knowledge, technologies and innovations produced.

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Document type
  • Practical Advice/Guide


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • H2020
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

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Modified on June 16, 2021