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INSPIRE featured in the "Intersectionality and Inclusion in Health" conference in Antwerp (2-4 July 2024)

Summer may be in full swing in Europe, but our partners are still as active as ever in promoting the valuable work we are doing in INSPIRE! 

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Creating inclusive Gender Equality Plans: key ideas and recommendations

The political priorities and joint actions of the European Commission in research and innovation have seen a shift in focus from ‘gender equality plans’ to ‘inclusive gender equality plans’ in recent years.

Save the date: 29 and 31 May 2024, INSPIRE training sessions
Join the INSPIRE training sessions on the GEAM (Gender Equality Audit and Monitoring) Tool

INSPIRE will host a workshop consisting of two training sessions dedicated to the Gender Equality Audit and Monitoring (GEAM) tool, on 29 and 31 May 2024, from 2 to 5 PM CEST, via Zoom. The link will be provided to participants upon registration via email.

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Benefits and challenges to EDI in research and innovation
The article explores EDI policy and the value it brings to science institutions, while also looking into the criticism it has faced in recent years because of politicisation.
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Join the KSH4: Innovation Kick-off Event (9 April)

The INSPIRE team is excited to invite you to one of its Knowledge & Support Hubs (KSH) events! This time, KSH4, dealing with gendered innovations in the private sector and led by our partners Fraunhofer ISI and Joanneum Research, is organising a kick-off event for its Communities of Practice. 

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Call for Applications: External Evaluator for INSPIRE

INSPIRE is currently accepting applications from external institutions and companies interested in participating in the evaluation of the project’s activities. The evaluation aims to identify strengths and weaknesses, providing evidence-based recommendations for enhancing INSPIRE’s goal of becoming a sustainable center of excellence.

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A Closer Look at the Gender Equality Audit and Monitoring (GEAM) Tool

In a world striving for gender equality, it is vital to have tools that help organisations navigate the path toward balance and fairness. The Gender Equality Audit and Monitoring (GEAM) tool can provide the necessary insights to identify disparities, track progress, and implement effective policies. 

Exploring the GEAM Tool

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INSPIRE Conference 2023: Pioneering Inclusive Gender Equality in R&I

Earlier this month, the INSPIRE Conference in Budapest gathered more than 70 brilliant minds from around the world, coming together to dive into critical themes like gender equality, intersectionality, and Gender Equality Plans (GEPs).

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INSPIRE Support Packages: What they are & their role for the Communities of Practice

In the context of INSPIRE, Communities of Practice (CoPs) are key to building capacity for change, for two reasons: 

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INSPIRE is represented at the International Congress of Sociology

What if we told you that the news about our project has reached the other side of the world? 

That's right, our partners are always enthusiastic to discuss the project's objectives in various events around the world - after all, the discussions on gender equality measurement and intersectionality are not limited to a particular region, but they are happening on a global scale. 

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INSPIRE Conference in Budapest: Concept & Programme

Since the publication of the ETAN report in 2000 by the European Commission, much research has been devoted to understanding the reasons for and the consequences of the underrepresentation of women in research.  

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The future of Gender Equality Plans is intersectional
Tackling gender inequality has been high on the European Union’s agenda from its origins. In 2022, to advance gender equality in Research and Innovation (R&I), the European Commission made EU funding to universities, research institutes and the private R&I sector conditional on having a Gender Equality Plan (GEP).
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INSPIRE takes part in GE Summit Virtual Event

A virtual exhibition where you can interact with visitors and present your project's work - who would have thought this was possible only a few decades ago? But luckily for us, technology is working in our favour this time, allowing us to network with similar initiatives from across the globe, create valuable partnerships, and gather inspiration. 

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INSPIRE team reunites in Ljubljana for its second project meeting

A little update from our team: we've just got back to our homes after a few days in Slovenia, as the INSPIRE team had the opportunity to meet again in person, and this time right in the heart of Europe, in green and charming Ljubljana!

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What are INSPIRE's Knowledge & Support Hubs (KSHs)?

To support the implementation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs), foster the co-development of innovative practices and training, INSPIRE will bring together practitioners and academics in the field of Gender Equality in Research and Innovation and set up four Knowledge & Support Hubs (KSHs):


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The importance of collaboration, coalition and mobilisation for driving Gender Equality work forward

As coordinators of the concluding H2020 project SPEAR, we had the great opportunity to use the occasion of SPEAR’s final conference to make a dream come true: gather what we have come to appreciate as a growing and steadily strengthening community of Gender Equality (GE) practitioners, scholars, leaders and policy-makers for

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INSPIRE holds high-level workshop in Berlin

How does the future look like for gender equality in research and innovation? 

The simple answer is that the future will look however we make it look. If we join forces, coordinate our efforts, and are persistent in our approach, we will create a more inclusive research and innovation environment.

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INSPIRE celebrates #GirlsInICTDay

Every year, towards the end of April, we are celebrating the International Day of Girls in ICT - a recognition of the women and girls who have defied stereotypes and pursued careers in technology and a chance for us to reflect on what should be done to encourage more young women to explore this area. 

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International Women's Day brings together EU sister projects

There is no better feeling than celebrating International Women's Day alongside partners and sister projects who share your belief in women's empowerment and work on building a fair world for women in Europe and beyond! 

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The INSPIRE project was presented at the SPEAR Final Conference in Copenhagen

One of our sister projects, the Horizon 2020 project SPEAR, is approaching its end, and we were lucky enough to be among the participants in its final conference.

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INSPIRE & ATHENA International Women's Day Campaign
The ATHENA and INSPIRE EU projects collaborate on the #Purple4Women campaign to celebrate International Women's Day
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World Science Forum Declaration calls for greater inclusivity in science
The Forum Participants commit to challenge inequality, environmental and climatic disruptions, and other forms of social injustice
INSPIRE shares #SafeAcademia mission
INSPIRE joins #SafeAcademia campaign for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Our project joined the campaign launched by GENDERACTIONplus to reaffirm our commitment to building a safe and inclusive academic environment

The launch of INSPIRE, the much-awaited Centre of Excellence on Inclusive Gender Equality in Research & Innovation.