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Workshop series: Thinking more about gender differences in research

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In Horizon Europe, the world's most financially powerful research and innovation funding programme, thinking about gender differences ("gender dimensions") in a project from the very beginning is mandatory. But what does that mean in concrete terms? DLR Projektträger advises applicants with an eight-part workshop series on various research fields.

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15th November 2022 — The online workshop "Turning the wheels – sex and gender in research on mobility" took place on the 10th November 2022. It was the fourth workshop in the series on the gender dimension in research initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and implemented by the Contact Point Women in EU Research. DLR Projektträger operates the Contact Point on behalf of the BMBF and is responsible for the conception, organisation and implementation of the workshop series.

The aim is to make applicants and project implementers fit so that their applications meet the new requirements of Horizon Europe and the research results benefit women and men equally. Specifically, the workshops show the scope of the topic area of gender in research, provide information on EU projects in the respective topic area and offer tips for submitting applications.

Gender dimension in health, bioeconomy, artificial intelligence and mobility

The workshop series addresses different research fields. The first three workshops, on health, bioeconomy and artificial intelligence, took place in 2021 and 2022. The fourth workshop was on the topic of mobility. Thanks to the online format and English as the event language, interested parties outside Germany can also participate. The workshops show ways and examples of how equal opportunities in research and innovation as well as the gender dimension can be sufficiently taken into account in research projects.

The series is part of the BMBF's commitment to the further development of the European Research Area. More workshops are planned for 2023 and 2024.

Contributing to gender equality

The DLR Projektträger sees contributing to gender equality as part of its overall social responsibility to. For many years now, it has been demonstrating this with the development and implementation of women- and gender-specific research funding, such as the BMBF funding guideline "Gender Aspects in Focus" or the BMBF funding priority "Innovative Women in Focus".

Main and Other Contacts

Contact at DLR Projektträger

Christin Raue

Christin Raue

European Research and Education Policy
European and International Cooperation
+49 228 3821 1565