Implementing gender equality plans to unlock the research potential of RPOs and RFOs in Europe
Grant Agreement nº 101006416
Type: CSA - Coordination and support action
Duration: 48 months 01/02/2021 - 31/01/2025
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: CE-CONSULTA EUROPA, Canary Islands, Spain

JSI – Institut Jozef Stefan (Slovenia)

Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego W Kielcach (Poland)

Universitatea Din Bucuresti (Romenia)

ULPGC – Universidad De Las Palmas De Gran Canaria (Canary Islands – Spain)

IRPPS – Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (Italy)

Ustav Vyskumu Socialnej Komunikacie Slovenskej Akademie Vied (Slovakia)

University Of Ruse Angel Kanchev (Bulgaria)

GOBCAN – Gobierno De Canarias (Canary Islands – Spain)

FRCT – Fundo Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia (Azores – Portugal)

Aim of the Project:

The project aims to support Research Development Organizations (RPOs) and Research Finance Organizations (RFOs), both in the development and in the implementation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) with the aim of generating systemic institutional changes.

The implementation of the Gender Equality Plans will strengthen the gender in research programs and also unlock this potential in the countries involved in the project, as well as improve the performance of this area in universities and other organizations, contributing to the objectives of the European Research Area.

The project aims to remove barriers to recruitment and career progression of researchers, include and strengthen the gender dimension in research programs and address gender imbalances in decision-making. To achieve these objectives properly, the support of the highest level of management of the organizations implementing the Gender Plans (GEPs) is required.

FRCT Involvement:
FRCT’s Project responsibilities/tasks:
• WP7 Leader: "WP7 Dissemination and Communication" (m1-end m48 start);
• The WP7 leader will define together with the other partners a dissemination and communication plan to be executed throughout the duration of the project;

Impact on ARA:
The FRCT by integrating this project promotes the implementation of Gender Plans, with the aim of removing barriers to recruitment and career progression of researchers through Gender Plans, promotes greater social and gender justice in the Region in the Scientific System of the Azores.
On the other hand, with Horizon Europe, gender plans become a selection criterion for public institutions to integrate funded projects, so this project meets a regional need for regional organizations to continue to be eligible and competitive to integrate Horizon Europe projects.

Other Regional Institutions involved:
University of the Azores;
Regional Research Centres;
Gaspar Frutuoso Foundation.

Regional Stakeholders Involved:
Azores Scientific System (SCTA)
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
0,0€ 1 828 310,00€1 828 310,00€
FRCT Budget
0,0€ 149 685,00€149 685,00€