Making universities and research organisations equal for women and men

The Gender Equality in Academia and Research (GEAR) tool provides universities and research organisations with practical advice and tools through all stages of institutional change, from setting up a gender equality plan to evaluating its real impact.

In this section, you will find basic information on gender equality plans (GEPs), definitions of different terms used in the GEAR tool as well as about the GEAR tool itself and how it was updated.

  1. What is a Gender Equality Plan (GEP)?
  2. What do we mean with key terms used in the GEAR tool like gender, diversity, intersectionality or research organisations?
  3. What stakeholders need to be engaged in a GEP?
  4. Learn more about the GEAR tool

If you want to find out more about the reasons for promoting gender equality and its potential benefits, read the different parts of this section of the GEAR tool.

  1. What is the Gender Equality Plan eligibility criterion in Horizon Europe about?
  2. How does the European Commission promote gender equality in research and innovation?
  3. Why do we need structural change to promote gender equality in research and innovation?
  4. And what are the benefits of engaging with gender equality work?

National contexts are important framework conditions for developing and implementing Gender Equality Plans (GEPs). Strong legal and policy frameworks can support or even require GEP establishment and predefine which objectives and measures should be implemented.

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Please be aware that national requirements might be different to those of Horizon Europe.