Italian memorandum of understanding
The ‘Ministry for Equal Opportunities’ and the ‘Ministry of Education, Universities and Research’ have signed a memorandum of understanding on gender equality in the research profession which set up a consultation Panel.
The agreement includes actions to coordinate and foster governmental action to implement policies on gender equality in the fields of health, research, education, family, employment, the environment, elective appointments and gender representation. It also includes measures to ensure human rights for women and men and eliminate discrimination on the grounds of social categories, such as sex, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability age or sexual orientation, and initiates to highlight gender in all governmental initiatives, gender budgeting, research and statistical surveys.
 http://eige.europa.eu/gender-mainstreaming/tools-methods/gear/legislative-policy-backgrounds/italy (visited February 16, 2017)