Report on national roadmaps and mechanisms in ERA priority 4
European Research Area (ERA) priority 4 focuses on gender equality and gender mainstreaming in research and innovation. The objective is to foster scientific excellence and a breadth of research approaches by fully utilising gender diversity and equality and avoiding an indefensible waste of talent. Within their national action plans (NAPs) countries are asked to develop policies which address gender imbalances particularly at senior levels as well as in decision making and which strengthen the gender dimension in research. The aim of this report is to benchmark the implementation of priority 4 in national action plans.
The analysis of NAP documents reveals that different countries take different approaches to NAPs and that the level of implementation of gender equality policies also differs from country to country. This report was followed by the report on Monitoring of ERA priority 4 implementation.