08 Jun 2021
ERC adopts new Gender Equality Plan
On 7 June 2021, the The ERC Scientific Council adopted the Gender Equality Plan for the duration of the Horizon Europe programme. According to Prof. Barbara Romanowicz, member of the Scientific Council and Chair of its Gender Issues Working Group, the main achievement of the ERC since the first Gender Equality Plan is the equality in success rates for female and male applicants to ERC calls.
Comparing the statistics for the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) and Horizon 2020 (H2020), the percentage of women applicants - while still lower than men - increased from 25% on average in FP7 to 28% in H2020. At the same time, the percentage of female grantees has grown from 20% to 27%. The ERC has also increased female representation in its Executive Agency, Scientific Council, and in its review panels.
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