Gender Summit 4 - Europe 2014, From Ideas to Markets: Excellence in mainstreaming gender into research, innovation, and policy
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Welcome from Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner with responsibility for research, innovation and science, European Commission
"The 4th Gender Summit is focused on Horizon 2020. There's a lot of money at stake in Horizon 2020 and the new rules ensure that women are at the centre of the decisions on how it should be spent and at the heart of the research and innovation that is funded. Horizon 2020 provides a clear incentive to applicants to ensure a better gender balance in their research teams. If two proposals receive exactly the same scores on all other evaluation criteria, the gender balance will be one of the factors in deciding which proposal is ranked higher. Horizon 2020 also promotes the gender dimension in research and innovation content to ensure that it takes into account the needs, behaviours and attitudes of both women and men. This is the way to excellence, jobs and growth. In Horizon 2020, the gender dimension is explicitly integrated from the outset in many of the specific programmes – in more than 100 topics so far out of 610 in total, spread across 13 different programmes. This gives us a promising idea of the number of projects that will develop a gender dimension and of the new knowledge that they will produce. I hope that those attending the Gender Summit and the science community will respond to these opportunities to create better research and more sustainable technological innovations."
GS4EU 2014 Aim
The key aim of GS4EU is to promote a standards-based and systematic operationalization of gender in research and innovation process as a core quality condition in study design, research content, and processes, in order to foster smarter, sustainable, and effective European science endeavour.
GS4EU 2014 Outputs
• Expert review of the latest approaches for conducting gender sensitive research and innovation,
• Recommendations for improving research practice through the attention to the role of gender specified in Horizon 2020 under Article 15, which states that: “Horizon 2020 shall ensure the effective promotion of gender equality and the gender dimension in research and innovation content”
• Defining a standard-based approach for integration of the gender dimension in research and innovation,
• including maximising its cross-cutting role.
GS4EU 2014 Programme
The Programme includes contributions from:
• DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission • DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission • Cabinet of Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Research, Innovation and Science, European Commission • Elsevier, USA • European Research Council (ERC) scientific Council • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany • Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment project, EU • Karolinska Institutet, Sweden • University of Louvien, Belgium • National Science Foundation (NSF), USA • National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy • Technical University Berlin, Germany • Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies • Norway's Gender Balance in Research Committee • Rutgers University-Newark, USA • VU University Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for Career Research, The Netherlands • University of Cambridge, UK • University of Tromso, Norway • Wellcome Trust, UK • Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Germany