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Gender Summit 4 - Europe 2014, From Ideas to Markets: Excellence in mainstreaming gender into research, innovation, and policy, 30 June - 1 July 2014, Brussels

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Elsevier, Gender Summit 4 EU partner organisation Research Council Norway 138
University of Luxembourg, Gender Summit 4 EU partner
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geoghegan quinnWelcome from Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner with responsibility for research, innovation and science, European Commission

"The 4th Gender Summit is focused on Horizon 2020. There's a lot of money at stake in Horizon 2020 and the new rules ensure that women are at the centre of the decisions on how it should be spent and at the heart of the research and innovation that is funded. Horizon 2020 provides a clear incentive to applicants to ensure a better gender balance in their research teams. If two proposals receive exactly the same scores on all other evaluation criteria, the gender balance will be one of the factors in deciding which proposal is ranked higher. Horizon 2020 also promotes the gender dimension in research and innovation content to ensure that it takes into account the needs, behaviours and attitudes of both women and men. This is the way to excellence, jobs and growth. In Horizon 2020, the gender dimension is explicitly integrated from the outset in many of the specific programmes – in more than 100 topics so far out of 610 in total, spread across 13 different programmes. This gives us a promising idea of the number of projects that will develop a gender dimension and of the new knowledge that they will produce. I hope that those attending the Gender Summit and the science community will respond to these opportunities to create better research and more sustainable technological innovations."

After expanding to North America in 2013, this year the Gender Summit returned to Brussels.  The Gender Summit 4 - Europe 2014 (GS4EU), again, brought together experts from research, industry and policy to consider gender research evidence and the ways of improving the quality and impact of research and innovation through the inclusion of gender in science knowledge making and application.  The Programme focused on Horizon 2020, the current €80bn funding programme of the European Commission. GS4EU's Themes and Tracks focused on the cross-cutting role of gender and how gender can be integrated within the different calls, through actions enhancing gender equality and through inclusion in research and innovation content.

Read the conference report here: GS4 2014 EU Report

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European Institute of Gender Equality, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation European Research Council, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation Elsevier Foundation Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation festa Gendered Innovations project, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation

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Korea Institute of S&T Evalution and Planning, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation  Jump - Empowering women, advancing the economy, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation National Research Council of Italy, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation

Istituto di biochimica delle proteine, National Research Council of Italy, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation

Rutgers University - Newark, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation STOA, , Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation
Technical University of Berlin, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation leiden logo University of Tromso, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation VU University Amsterdam, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation Wellcome WISET Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation  WZB | Social Science Research Center Berlin, Gender Summit 4 EU supporting organisation

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Policy

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Practice

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Research

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Networking

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