With a total budget of 3 million €, the project is coordinated by Jörg Müller, researcher of the IN3 research group in Gender and TIC (GENTIC), and involves 17 partners from 10 European countries as well as Argentina. The project lasts for 3 years, from May 2018 to April 2021, and will launch in Barcelona, Spain on 17 and 18 May 2018.
ACT (Communities of Practice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe) is a Coordination and Support Action project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project will advance gender equality at research performing and research funding organizations by strengthening existing infrastructure for knowledge sharing and mutual learning to increase gender expertise and engagement for institutional change.
1. Improved transnational learning on gender equality knowledge and practices in R&I, ensuring that the research community is better equipped to prevent gender bias.
2. Better understanding of how gender issues influence the quality of R&I processes and science knowledge-making.
3. Enhanced standards for the assessment of institutional excellence that incorporate gender equality as a criterion of success.
4. More systematic and systemic adoption of best tools and practices for the implementation of gender equality plans.
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