Horizon 2020 logoGender an "important priority" in Horizon 2020

The first call for proposals for Horizon2020, the new EU funding programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020 with a €70 billion budget, was launched today. In her press conference Maire Geoghegan Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science, Directorate General Research, Innovation & Science directed anyone wishing to get involved in Horizon2020 to take advantage of the recently improved Research and Innovation Participant Portal. Included in the highlighted focus areas among the goals of Horizon 2020 is gender. The website states, "another important priority of the Commission is to ensure gender is embedded in the design of Horizon2020 project proposals". You can read more in today's memo here.

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