17 Sep 2020
ERA Gender Group adopts report on implementation of gender balance in decision-making
The "Report on the Implementation of Targets: Follow-Up on the 2018 Guidance Recommendations“ by the ERAC Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation was adopted the on 18 August 2020. The document reports on the implementation of actions and measures to support gender balance in decision-making and in Grade A positions, as one of the objectives of the European Research Area Priority 4 Gender Equality and Gender Mainstreaming. It highlights that many Member States and Associated Countries have made progress and are developing their national as well as institutional policy frameworks to advance gender balance in decision-making. As the examples of good and emerging practices show, these take various forms from a comprehensive policy where addressing gender balance in decision-making is one part of a set of actions, to stand-alone initiatives. Despite the policies and actions taken, it remains a fact that in many countries women continue to be excluded from decision-making processes, including in research areas that affect primarily women’s well-being and health. The report highlights the continued differences in the degree of implementation of the recommendations.
The report can be downloaded here: