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Commissioner Carlos Moedas and French Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem stress the importance of GENDER-NET at the 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, Paris, September 2016

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Commissioner Carlos Moedas and French Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem stress the importance of GENDER-NET at the 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, Paris, September 2016

On September 14th, 2016, last day of the 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education host by France – which was organized alongside the GENDER-NET Final Dissemination and Policy ConferenceEU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, reminded the pioneering role of H2020 in addressing IGAR and reaffirmed the European Commission’s support to the promotion of gender equality in research and innovation as well as the importance of the GENDER-NET ERA-NET in identifying the efforts that remain to be done.

Watch the full video (FR) here

The very supportive closing speech given by Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, French Minister for National Education, Higher Education and Research, on what she described as a “key question for the future of our democracies” disclosed some key components of the French 2017 Roadmap on Gender Equality (among which: more detailed sex-disaggregated data, gender equality reports and appropriate measures for research and higher education institutions, cross-cutting integration of the gender dimension in research contents by the national research funding agency and better gender balance in evaluation panels). As a conclusion, and reflecting on the persisting challenges that need to be addressed both at national and European level, the Minister referred to the GENDER-NET project as a “reference and a strategic tool for the implementation of gender equality policies within the European Research Area”.

Read the full speech (FR) here


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