GENDer equality in the ERA Community To Innovate policy implementatiON – Coordination and Support Action
GENDERACTION is a H2020 project which is aimed at developing an innovative policy community to advance the implementation of the gender priority in the European Research Area. Launched in April 2017, the 4 year project brings together representatives appointed by national authorities in Member States and Associated Countries. GENDERACTION will foster policy coordination, best practice exchange and mutual learning in the European Research Area.
The project objectives include:
- Fostering exchange in MS and AC in relation to building the ERA and implementing national ERA roadmaps through benchmarking ( implementation of ERA priority 4 – Gender equality and gender mainstreaming in research)
- Building competences to implement gender equality policies and actions through mutual learning workshops and trainings for national representatives and relevant stakeholders such as Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCPs), RFOs and RPOs
- Advancing gender equality and gender mainstreaming in research and innovation in Europe by providing strategic policy advice
- Enhancing the inclusion of gender equality in international cooperation in science, technology and innovation (STI) through networking with relevant supranational and international bodies
The project includes two partner organisations from Malta, the University of Malta and the Malta Council for Science and Technology’s Strategy & Policy Unit.