Spain takes further steps to reinforce gender equality in R&I
20 October 2022Back to news
A new amendment of the Spanish law on R&I brings alignment with the EU framework by including the institutional change to support inclusive and gender-sensitive environments (i.e., free from gender bias, discrimination, sexist behaviour and sexual harassment) and the integration of the gender dimension in research projects and sex/gender analysis in content.
The National Plan for R&I will require a gender assessment report, and the Spanish R&I public institutions will have to develop GEPs and sexual/sexist harassment protocols with annual monitoring.
The amendment also promotes gender expert advice in evaluation committees, requests implementation of positive actions targeting women (particularly at the highest level of the research career) and requires that gender equality criteria be included in public procurement.
The law also obligates the integration of intersectionality in the design of GE policies and in the content of research, innovation and knowledge transfer. Also, the gender award scheme for R&I centres and universities was launched.
Congratulations to Spain on this progress! See more here.