Gender Equality Plan 2022-2025
Since its foundation, gender equality has been one of the missions of Conoscenza e Innovazione (Knowledge & Innovation – K&I) and one of its primary research areas. This also entailed special attention to gender-related dynamics within the organisation and the adoption of a set of measures to support gender equality. They were based on established principles but, also considering the size of the organisation, had not been translated into a coherent set of explicit regulations.
In 2021, the European Commission established the existence of a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) as an eligibility criterion for all public bodies, higher education institutions and research organisations to participate in the Horizon Europe Framework Programme. Seizing this opportunity, the K&I members decided to make more explicit and enhance internal gender equality practices by putting in place a unitary four-year GEP covering the period 2022- 2025, tailored to the features of K&I.