On 14 July 2022, the European Commission launched the EU Award for Gender Equality Champions, a new prize that recognises academic and research organisations that have achieved outstanding results in the implementation of gender equality measures. Applications to this first edition are open to higher education establishments and research organisations from EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon Europe until 13 October 2022.
Each winner will be awarded with EUR 100.000.
This new Prize scheme intends to advance inclusive gender equality plans and policies in the framework of the new European Research Area (ERA). It will complement and boost the requirement to have Gender Equality Plans (GEP) as an eligibility criterion for higher education and research organisations applying to Horizon Europe, the EU’s programme for research and innovation.