GENDER-NET+ Consortium meets with high level gender & policy experts on topics of gender equality in research funding

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On September 23, Gender-Net Plus invited top experts involved in the design of national & international gender equality policies to (virtually) engage in indepth conversation and share fine-tuned inputs on the EC-supported topic of gender equality in research funding.

Following-up on Gender-Net 2009 report on The Gender challenge in Research Funding, the consortium intends to provide updated knowledge on the topic with a new data-driven policy brief based on the contributions of the 13 Gender-Net Plus participating countries (ranging from 11 EU member-states to Israel, Norway and Canada).

Participants provided substantive feedback on this new report’s main sections focusing on  government instructions; gender balance in decision-making bodies & evaluation panels; gender data collection, monitoring and results’ publishing and general improvement of the transparency in research funding. Special attention was given to explore and expand sections dedicated to Gender Equality Plans of Research Funding Organisations (RFOs) and the increasing of funding applications from women researchers.

Gender-Net Plus wishes to thank all the expert participants for this very fruitful conversation offering plenty of opportunities to refine ongoing analysis and optimize the relevance of resultant policy recommendations.