Gender equality has become an important point of discussion in the European Community – especially in technology and science.
EGI-InSPIRE is committed to work towards these goals in its spheres of influence and, to that effect, has included a Gender Action Plan (GAP) in its deliverables.
The aims of EGI-InSPIRE’s Gender Action Plan are:
The GAP taskforce will aim to work with members of the grid user communities as well as other research communities and gender equality networks to spread awareness and encourage world-wide participation in gender equality activities.
The European Commission’s five-year strategy (from 2010 to 2015) promotes equality between women and men in Europe. In particular, better harnessing the potential of women will benefit the European Union’s economical and societal goals. The gender equality strategy involves a series of actions based on five priorities:
The full report Strategy for equality between women and men 2010–2015 is available online in multiple formats and languages.
WIRES3, Women’s International Research Engineering Summit, Greece, 10–12 April 2013
The European Centre for Women and Technology (ECTW) is a European partnership representing high-level expertise in women and technology development.
European Platform of Women Scientists represents the needs and aspirations of more than 12,000 female scientists in Europe and beyond.
Gendered Innovations is a peer-reviewed project that employ sex and gender analysis as a resource to create new knowledge and technology.
BRIDGE – Global Gender Resources is an online library of over 3000 specially selected gender documents picked from over 1500 sources.
The percentage of women making up each measurable aspect of EGI's biannual forums:
'Contributions' denotes all submissions accepted onto the forum's programme; the statistic given indicates the proportion of those contributions with a female author or co-author.