Women in Science | Gender Equality

Promoting gender equality is a core activity for the EU. The European Commission is committed to promoting gender equality in research and innovation. It is part of the European Commission Gender Equality Strategy for 2020-2025, which sets out the Commission’s broader commitment to equality across all EU policies. In addition, the EU has a well-established regulatory framework on gender equality, including binding directives, which apply widely across the labour market including the research sector.

Because of the peculiarities of the research sector, specific action is needed to overcome persisting gender gaps. Many structural barriers to gender equality in research and innovation persist.

The European Commission addresses these barriers through

  • the main funding instrument Horizon 2020,  the first framework programme to set gender as a cross-cutting issue, with one of the underpinning objectives being to integrate the gender dimension into research and innovation  content.
  • within the European Research Area in collaboration with member countries and research organisations. Already under the ERA Communication 2012 framework, the European Commission has set 3 objectives to work with EU countries and foster an institutional change (gender equality in scientific careers, gender balance in decision making, integration of the gender dimension into the content of research and innovation).

Infographic: closing gender gaps in research and innovation

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Organisations

  • Network of Albanian Women in STEM

    The Network of Albanian Women in STEM (NAW-STEM) aims to contribute to the social and economic empowerment of women by increasing their representation in STEM, both in academia and industry. Areas ...

  • European Institute for Gender Equality

    The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an autonomous body of the European Union, established to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming...

  • Women in Tech

    Women in Tech® is an international organization with a double mission: to close the gender gap and to help women embrace technology. The organization focuses on 4 primary areas that are a call for...

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Documents

  • Balkan Barometer 2022

    Balkan Barometer is an annual survey of public opinion and business sentiments in six Western Balkans economies, commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). It is examining aspirations and...

  • Balkan Barometer 2021

    Balkan Barometer is an annual survey of public opinion and business sentiments in six Western Balkans economies, commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). It is examining aspirations and...

  • POLICY BRIEF Co-creating Responsible Research and Innovation activities: Experiences from the Western Balkan

    The project WBC-RRI.NET already entailed a series of mapping exercises and co-creation procedures at regional level, taken place during the first half of the project. The participatory and systematic ...

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Links

  • Balkan Barometer

    Balkan Barometer is an annual survey of public opinion and business sentiments in six Western Balkans economies, commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). It is examining aspirations and...

  • [RRI Good Practice] Girls Love Tech

    What is the good practice about? "Every week, we help parents and teachers encourage girls' interest in tech through recommendations of great books, movies, projects, and activities that will show ...

  • VIDEO: RCC Regional Butterfly Innovation Awards Ceremony

    Welcome addresses Majlinda BREGU, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council and Mariya GABRIEL, European Commissioner Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Awards given to ...

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