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ERA of Inclusive Gender Equality conference: How we maintained the Momentum in Brussels

21 February 2024

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In celebration of the International Day of Girls and Women in Science, ERA of Inclusive Gender Equality conference took stage at BOSA, Brussels on 13 February 2024. The event attracted over 60 attendees in person, with a substantial online audience joining remotely. The conference was organised by the Horizon Europe GENDERACTIONplus project under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The conference convened key stakeholders to deliberate on future priorities for inclusive gender equality in the European Research Area (ERA), leveraging insights from GENDERACTIONplus benchmark studies and a position paper drafted to inform the debates about further actions and measures.

The position paper identifies current challenges, states our ultimate goals for advancing inclusive gender equality in ERA, and provides a framework for shaping future policies. It focuses on issues of intersectionality and inclusiveness, gender-based violence in research and innovation, the integration of inclusive gender dimension in research and innovation, and the monitoring and evaluation of Gender Equality Plans.

Marcela Linková, project coordinator and Member State Co-Chair of the ERA Forum Subgroup on Inclusive Gender Equality, emphasized the critical developments of recent years while highlighting the need to ensure that inclusive gender equality remains a priority in the upcoming period. Positioning the conference, she emphasized that “the debates were intended to be part of the mosaic of the first inputs into the debate on Framework Programme 10”.

You can find more information about the Brussels conference in the press release we just published.

We also managed to put out a conference Goodie bag with deliverable reports and our position paper already mentioned above, so if you want to dig deeper into the problematics, find the goodie bag here.

If you are interested in finding out more about the speakers involved, you can find their bios through program information in this article.