GENDERACTION monitors and publishes position papers on the gender dimension in European Funds for R&I (H2020 and FP9, ERDF and ESF). Work will focus on mapping national procedures and stakeholders and identifying promising practices for gender equality and gender mainstreaming in the design of European Funds for R&I. The results will be delivered to the HG and may be presented to the ERAC Steering Board, H2020 Strategic Committee, and SwafS Expert Group representatives at the national level.

Liaison with ERA relevant stakeholders will be aimed at:

  • mapping topics for (Competitiveness) Council conclusions 2017-2020;
  • monitoring/mapping implementation of Council Conclusions on Gender Equality directed to the Member States;
  • mapping the gender equality policies of ERA  stakeholder umbrella organizations and communicate policy advice developed
  • disseminating results of the analysis of National Action Plans on ERA Roadmap Priority 4 (WP3) and task 5.2 Exploring the gender dimension of Open Science and Innovation policy and task 5.5 Policy advice on Gender in European Funds for R&I

For position papers and policy briefs on Horizon Europe go here, for information on the gender dimension in international cooperation go here.

Some of our policy briefs were translated! Read them in Czech, French, German, Greek, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, and Spanish.

GENDERACTION Policy Briefs 1-16 in one PDF.


    17 August 2021, Policy Brief No. 17: Gender mainstreaming in ESF and ERDF

May 2020, Briefing Note No. 1: Gender equality and R&I performance go hand in hand


  June 2020, Briefing Note No. 2: Why we need gender in ERA


  14 May 2020, Policy Brief No. 14: Disruptive Measures for GE in R&I


    23 October 2019, Policy Brief No. 13: Taking Structural Change into the Future


    9 September 2019, Policy Brief No. 12: Guidelines on Criteria of Good Practice


   4 April 2019, Policy Brief No. 11: The future of Gender Equality in European R & I


   8 March 2019, Policy Brief No. 10: The role of Funding Agencies in the promotion of GE in R&I


    7 September 2018, Policy Brief No. 9: Implementation of ERA Priority 4


    10 July 2018, Policy Brief No. 5: Gender in open science


    28 March 2018, Deliverable Report 3.1 (D 5): Report on National Roadmaps and Mechanisms in ERA Priority 4