The European Gender Summit is dedicated to advancing research and innovation excellence through the inclusion of gender. Since 2011, the European Gender Summit has been providing a forum for stakeholders from research, industry and policy to jointly explore how gendered methodologies can stimulate innovation and advance scientific excellence.
Quality Research and Innovation through EqualityGender Summit MottoThe summits map the current state of knowledge, provide a forum for interdisciplinary debate and engage participants in creating concrete action plans for research and innovation policy.
Since its creation in 2011, the Gender Summits have contributed to the debate on gender as a quality factor in R&D design, management, practice and monetisation. The 2012 edition has successfully highlighted the importance of including ‘gender’ as a horizontal theme in Horizon 2020. Based on the success of the European series, an international series of summits – targeting North America, Africa and Asia – has been launched in 2013. The European and International Gender Summit has been successfully attracting over 5000 researchers, innovation stakeholders, policy makers and journalists to date.
One of our directors was one of the co-founders of the Summit – developing the genSET final conference into the first ever trans-sector European summit on the role of gender for research excellence and effectiveness. Since 2012, the DaVinci institute has taken on the organisational aspects of the European Gender Summits. This includes contributions to the summit design, logistics and liaison with suppliers, registrations, support for sponsors, partners and exhibitors.
- The Gender Summit Series is managed by Portia Ltd. UK. Portia designs and implements effective strategies for gender equality in Science, Engineering and Technology.
- From 2011 onwards, the European Gender Summits have been supported by the European Institutions. In 2012, the Summit was hosted by the European Parliament, in 2014 by the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation.
- Other partners, supporters or convenors include the European Science Foundation, COST, Elsevier Foundation, the European Research Council.
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