GENDER-NET is a pilot transnational research policy initiative designed to address the common challenges still facing European research institutions in achieving gender equality in research and innovation. By providing a strategic networking and cooperation framework for national/regional actors developing and implementing public research programmes and policies, the GENDER-NET ERA-NET scheme aims at:
Engaging EU Member states and Associated countries into globally modernising their institutions through structural change, by developing and implementing gender equality plans or equivalent initiatives, and consequently improving the recruitment and career paths of female scientists as well as the working conditions of both women and men;
Ensuring scientific excellence, stimulating new knowledge and leading to technological innovations, by improving the integration of sex and gender analysis into all phases of basic and applied research;
Supporting coherent monitoring and reporting of progress made with common indicators to assess achievements;
Reducing fragmentation across the ERA by helping reach a critical mass of research organisations and universities across Europe.