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Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 16:59

What role can gender equality certification and award schemes play in improving gender equality in academia and research organisations? What should be the characteristics of an EU-wide certification and award scheme? Those are exactly the types of questions that the CASPER Project seeks to answer.

CASPER (Certification-Award Systems to Promote Gender Equality in Research) is a Horizon 2020 funded project (Grant Agreement 872113) that studied the feasibility of establishing an EU certification or award scheme (CAS)1 targeting universities and research organisations. The project was kicked off in January 2020 and runs until end-March 2022.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 18:07

We want to commemorate this International Women's Day, 8th of March 2018, by considering the representation of women in science and technology system (STS). Despite the advancements in this sector and the contrinutions of women in it, only 40,1% of scientists and engineers are women in EU-28

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 17:39

We would like to express our thanks to more than 450 registered users, who have uploaded more than 1000 high quality resources on GenPORT. 

GenPORT is an open collaborative portal on which everyone can create a personal account and share publications, videos, teaching materials, projects, practical measures or news on gender with the rest of the community. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 17:48

This 8th of March of 2017, men and women across the world are claiming for recognition of women’s work and contributions to society. GenPORT supports these vindications by remembering 8 of the advancements in science led by women.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 13:33

Dear GenPORT colleagues,

Horizon 2020 considers gender as a cross-cutting issue and it shall be adequately integrated in research and innovation content at the level of Work Programmes and projects. Applicants to Horizon 2020 calls are encouraged to include the gender dimension in their proposals. The European Commission is continuously looking for experts with gender expertise in all areas of Horizon 2020 calls to evaluate submitted research proposals.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:26

GenPORT officially launched its Internet Portal at the European Parliament during a working breakfast hosted by the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel, and attended by MEPs representing the Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) committees, on the 21st April 2016 in Brussels. The breakfast was hosted by Terry Reintke MEP (FEMM Committee member) and Eva Kaili MEP (STOA First Vice-Chair) and chaired by Mairead McGuinness, EP Vice-President responsible for STOA who gave insightful introductions and reflections as to how GenPORT could support their work.

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:33


Engendering Habitat III

Facing the Global Challenges in Cities, Climate Change and Transport,

5th and 6th October, 2016  Madrid.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 15:08

On 23-24 January, forty young and adult women gathered at DLI's inQube space in Brussels to develop websites and smartphone applications, and to launch their own enterprises to tackle cyberviolence and promote online safety for girls and women.  Participants of the first-ever Move It Forward Brussels female digital starter weekend -- organised by DLI and subsidised by the 

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 17:23

Innovation policy makers often discuss the functioning of innovation systems in terms of ecosystems. Innovation ecosystems can be constructed around any subject matter. In this recent article we chose the topic of gender, which we examined as a component of innovation success. Most analyses of innovation systems tend to assume gender-neutral position with regard to identity and roles of participating actors and their activities.

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 13:29

Are you planning to take part in the next phase of Horizon 2020 programme.  Here we list some key resources showing how gender fits into the six societal challenges prioritized in the H2020 programme for 2016-2017.  They will help you identify key research question and methods for analyzing gender issues relevant to health, food, energy, transport, climate change and environment, and inclusive societies.

Health, demographic change and wellbeing

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 22:09

There is a simple answer to this question, and a more complicated answer. The simple answer is that gender refers to the different ways in which sexual differences between people appear differently in different times and places, societies, cultures, and across people's lifetimes.