Task of the science is to serve

– Tolstoy –

Science is the captain, and
practice the soldiers.

– Leonardo da Vinci –

Frontiers of science are like the
horizon: the more we approach
it, the more it moves away.

– Boiste –

The fantasy is more important
than knowing.

– Albert Einstein –

Science – it means organized

– Spencer –

Freedom for the science the
same as the air for a living soul.

– Poincaré –

Research area of all sciences is

– Pascal –

System of science must be
looked at as the system of
nature: all in it is endless and

– Cuvier –

Scientific plan without working
hypothesis is a skeleton without
living body.

– Hirschfeld-

The main research subject of
mankind is the human.

– Goethe –

All is important in science.

– Heine –

Books must be results of
sciences, but sciences not results
of books.

– Bacon –

Scientist is not the one, who
gives the right answers, but the
one, who asks the right

– Claude Lévi-Strauss –

The more we will seek for the
truth outside us, the more we
will move away of it. The more
we will be able to understand
who we are, the more the truth
will assert us in ourselves.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Before being dictated the nature
needs to be obeyed.

– Bacon –

A true scientist is not one who
has more acquired, but one who
has more understood.

– Leibniz –

Science – to know how the
being acts. To know the action
of the being.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Science is benefactor of

– Berthelot –


The Project

Progress towards gender equality in Europe and worldwide was moving slowly, and COVID-19 pandemics has put that to hold or even regressed it. The EU’s Gender Equality Strategy 2020 – 2025 calls for a Europe where women and men, girls and boys, are equal, where diversity is a recognized asset to the economy and society, and where women have equal opportunities to participate and thrive in society.

The information society presents new possibilities for generating and distributing wealth and knowledge. Active participation of women in the information society is a matter of justice and equality. Digital inclusion is the key to providing new pathways and novel solutions for ensuring that women and girls can participate in the entire sphere of economic, social, political and cultural life.


Map gender-inclusive innovation ecosystems in over 20 countries

The first activity focuses on developing a new methodology for mapping the gender-inclusion in social innovation ecosystems in 20 countries. It will produce a map of key stakeholders and gender-inclusive innovations in ICT products, services, and policies. In 2022, this activity will publish a policy brief on promoting a gender-inclusive innovation ecosystem and a compendium of case studies outlining the key actors and advancements in over 20 countries in Europe and worldwide.

Run a six-month incubator program focused on gender-inclusive entrepreneurship

The third activity focuses on running a six-month online incubator and mentorship program on gender-inclusive entrepreneurship. The incubator program will provide business development training for the teams selected from the innovation camps and hackathons. It will result in the development of at least 20 new start-ups led by women. The program will provide expert mentors and advocates to provide individual support for the start-ups. The incubator program will also form the basis of a spin-off professional network for women and girls in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Host innovation camps and hackathons in over 25 countries

The second activity focuses on hosting a series of hackathons and innovation camps in over 25 countries. In 2021, it will produce a training guide for hosting the events. For each event, teams will develop new gender equity solutions for women and girls’ digital inclusion. Each event will focus on the needs of the local cultural context. At the end of each event, a jury of experts and peers will select a solution and team, which will go on to attend the incubator program in 2022. This activity will also synthesize the results of the events to create a roadmap for promoting gender-inclusive innovation.

Hold a one-month boot camp for future leaders in gender-inclusive innovation

The fourth activity focuses on holding a one-month boot camp for future leaders in gender-inclusive innovation. The boot camp participants will be drawn from the incubator program. The boot camp programs will focus on women’s digital rights, transformational leadership, and STEM skills. 20 scholarships will be awarded to the boot camp participants. EQUALS-EU activities will be supported by communication actions aimed at promoting the project’s activities and results and engaging with different audiences to raise awareness of the need for and impact of a more equitable world.



The innovation camp brought together active young people who are indifferent to what is happening in society, as well as other stakeholders. Participants worked with experts on innovative solutions to create a more gender-inclusive social business ecosystem in Latvia.

The discussions took place in a lively, interesting and friendly atmosphere. The experts shared their experience, knowledge and practical advice on how to create, register and develop a successful social enterprise.

In total, 22 persons participated in the event – 16 participants and 6 experts.

As a result of the camp, three interdisciplinary teams created truly great project ideas as well as new product and service opportunities to meet today’s challenges.

A summary of the event can be found here: Facebook.com/ei.lza.lv