04 Oct 2021
Horizon Europe guidance on gender equality plans available
The European Commission has published a guidance document on gender equality plans. This guidance document supports organisations to meet the Gender Equality Plan (GEP) eligibility criterion of Horizon Europe. For Horizon Europe calls for proposals with deadlines in 2022 and beyond, applying public bodies, research organisations and higher education institutions from EU Member States and associated countries must have a GEP or equivalent strategy in place to be eligible for funding.
The paper presents the components of the eligibility criterion as set by the European Commission, explains what these requirements mean in practice when developing and implementing a GEP or reviewing the equivalence of existing plans or policies, and provides concrete practical examples, building on existing materials, good practices and various resources that support gender equality in research and innovation (R&I) at national and institutional levels.