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26 May 2020

ERA Group presents position paper on future of gender equality priority post-2020

The Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation (SWG GRI) has adopted a position paper on the future of the gender equality priority in the European Research Area 2020-2030. In this position paper, the group outlines its recommendations for the future of gender equality in the European Research Area (ERA), which build on analyses of the current state of its implementation.

The group has two overarching recommendations that build on the analyses of the implementation of the ERA Roadmap:

  1. Gender equality conceptualised as intersecting with other factors, such as age, health status, disability, occupation, socioeconomic status, migratory status, and geographic location must remain a priority in the future European Research Area.
  2. The institutional change approach must remain the core principle for reforming all ERA institutions.

In addition, more specific recommendations underline that an integrated approach to effective framework conditions for gender equality in research and innovation must be enhanced. The structures for gender equality in R&I at the national and EU level must continue and must be reinforced.

The position paper develops and supports the recently adopted European Commission’s Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 and the ERAC Opinion on the Future of ERA published on 23 January 2020.

The full paper can be downloaded here:

Position paper on the future gender equality priority in the European Research Area 2020-2030


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