1st BSBF Webinar on the Integrated approach to gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in Big Science projects
In the framework of BSBF2022, a satellite session addressing for the first time the theme of “Women in Big Science” is planned, during which public organisations and industries operating in Big Science market, will share their experiences, lessons learned and best practices on policies to increase the participation of women in Big Science.
The current webinar intended to be a preparatory session for this event and will take place on Friday, 11 February (International Day of Women and Girls in Science).
Gender equality is a core value of the European Union. However, talented women continue to be under-represented in EU research , innovation, and entrepreneurship. The current EU strategy aims to advance women in leading scientific roles, achieve gender balance in decision making, and integrate gender dimension in research and innovation context. Current mechanisms to achieve this at the level of member states are the European Research Area (ERA), and the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon Europe 2021-2027), requesting that all organisations applying for funding must demonstrate that they have a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) and explain if/how gender dimension is expected to influence results and outcomes.