Information on EU Proposals


Gender Equality Plan as a funding criterion of Horizon Europe

Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) are a funding criterion of the Horizon Europe 2021-2027 Framework Program for Research and Innovation. For applications submitted in 2022 and beyond, applicant public institutions, research organizations, and universities must have a GEP or equivalent strategy in place to be eligible for funding.  


Please find information about the GEP of RWTH Aachen University on the following RWTH website.

Gender Equality in EU Research

Regarding the topic "Gender equality in EU research", the EU project GENDERACTION has published three short English-language information videos:

The role of funding agencies in the promotion of gender equality in research and innovation

Gender equality policies in European research: Good practice criteria

Why we need gender equality actions?

The contact point Women into EU Research (FiF) advises scientists in Germany or from Germany on any matter regarding gender and equal opportunities in Horizon Europe. The offer includes:

  • presentations and workshops on EU research funding (Horizon Europe) and opportunities to participate
  • information, analyses and statistics on women’s participation and gender issues in European Research Policy,
  • advice on the integration of the gender dimension in research and innovation content in EU projects
  • and a newsletter (in German).