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Call for applications for European Commission expert group on impact of COVID-19 on gender equality in EU R&I

Published on | 1 month ago

Programmes Enhancing EU R&I   Horizon Europe  

An expert group on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender equality in EU Research and Innovation will be established by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission. A call for applications for members is currently open. The call is announced in the Horizon Europe work programme 2021-2022 Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area (WIDERA p.154) and on the Register of European Commission Expert Groups and Other Similar Entities.

 The task of the expert group is threefold:

  • deliver a study on the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis and the pandemic containment measures put in place at institutional, national and EU level, on the work and productivity of women researchers and on gender equality in the EU R&I system in general.
  • initiate an exchange of experiences and good practices through several workshops to be organised in collaboration with the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.
  • produce a final report which includes the findings

The group will contain up to 15 members and a reserve list will be set up. Members will be appointed for one year, with the possibility of renewal. The deadline of the call for applications for members of the expert group is 2 December 2021 12:00 CET.

All information on the call, application and selection procedure can be found here

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