EU Award for Gender Equality Champions
Why this prize
The EU Award for Gender Equality Champions aims to:
- Complement and boost the requirement for higher education and research organizations applying to Horizon Europe to have in place a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) as an eligibility criterion
- Be an incentive to advance inclusive gender equality plans and policies in the framework of the new European Research Area (ERA) policy agenda
- Act as an enabler for the transformation agenda for universities set in the new ERA, and in line with the new European Strategy for Universities
This prize is also intended to create a community of champions inspiring other academic and research organizations to become gender equality champions themselves and to raise public awareness of the importance of addressing gender equality in academic and research organizations through institutional change.