Building on the Horizon 2020 project GENDERACTION, the overall goal of GENDERACTIONplus is to contribute to the coordination of gender equality and inclusiveness objectives of the new European Research Area through the development of a policy community of practice consisting of national authorities from 11 Member States (MS) and 2 Associated Countries (AC) and 7 MS Associated Partners and a Research Funding Organisation (RFO) community of practice from 8 MS and 2 AC and 9 Associated Partners. The coordination network covers a total of 23 MS and 3 AC with 26 project partners and 18 Associated Partners. Specifically, the project aims to: 1) Develop strategic policy advice on existing and emerging policy solutions in the key thematic areas (intersectionality and inclusiveness; gender-based violence; gender dimension in research, innovation and teaching; monitoring and evaluation of ERA gender equality actions; supporting institutional change through gender equality plans); 2) Enhance the policy-making process through engaging with stakeholders, Civil Science Organisations and citizens; 3) Build capacities, competence and expertise for gender equality and mainstreaming in R&I among the policy and RFO community members, with special attention to countries with a less comprehensive policy; 4) Create impact through communication, dissemination and exploitation, including national impact plans and an EU impact plan, policy briefs and position papers based on the policy advice developed.
IHS is responsible for Workpackage 5 – Monitoring and Evaluation of ERA Gender Equality policies and supports the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research in implementing the GENDERACTIONplus results at national level.
For further information, please visit the project website: www.genderaction.eu