Within the European Commission's Strategy for Gender Equality 2020-2025, the European Commission is committed to promoting gender equality in research and innovation. This is complementary to the established regulatory framework within the EU on gender equality, which applies to all sectors. However, within the research context, there are still several structural barriers to gender equality in research and innovation. As a consequence, from 2022, any legal entity (government body, research or higher education institution) must have a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) in place to be eligible for funding from Horizon Europe, the framework programme for research and innovation.
By adopting the Gender Equality Plan, the Orpheus Institute commits itself to undertaking necessary activities, in order to produce structural change towards achieving and sustaining greater gender equality at all levels and in all areas of work and research.
The Gender Equality Plan of the Orpheus Institute is conceived as an overview of various initiatives that are currently standard practice at the institute and are intended to be implemented. In addition to this GEP, Orpheus Institute is committed to the principles laid in The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (ALLEA, 2017) and the European Charter for Researchers.
Click here to download Orpheus' Gender Equality Plan.