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European Research Area Roadmap (ERA/EEI)


The Standing Working Group on Gender, Research and Innovation (SWG GRI), in pursuit of its mission to advise the European Commission and the European Council on policies and initiatives on gender equality in research and innovation (R&I), made known the documents resulting from its activities. These make recommendations to the Member States on "Gender Equality and Gender Issues in Research", which is one of the 6 priorities of the ERA Roadmap 2015-2020 defined by the European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC).

The SWG GRI is a European group created within ERAC, which followed on from the Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation, whose activity aims to benefit scientists, research institutions, universities, companies and society in general, contributing to the development of the European Research Area (ERA/EEI). Central objectives are gender equality and equal opportunities in research careers; gender balance in leadership and decision-making positions; and gender mainstreaming in research and innovation content and programs.

See the documents:

1. Report on the Implementation of the Council Conclusions of 1 December 2015 "Promoting Gender Equality in the European Research Area (ERA)".

2. Combating Gender bias in research evaluation: recommendations to member states.

3. Policy Brief - Innovating Innovation: Policy brief on gender and innovation.