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Evaluators need gender-equality training, report suggests

Horizon 2020 proposal evaluators would benefit from gender-equality training sessions to combat their implicit biases, according to a policy workshop.

Gender discrimination is still a problem in the evaluation of proposals submitted to Horizon 2020 and national funding schemes, according to a report from an EU workshop on gender biases published on 28 September.

The workshop, held in May, was organised by the gender section of the European Commission’s directorate-general for research and innovation. It was intended to make concrete proposals for ways to significantly reduce gender biases among evaluators.

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