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The Institute of Economics of LAS will implement the Horizon 2020 project

The Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences is starting an ambitious HORIZON-2020 project in the field of gender equality “EQUALS-EU: European Regional Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age”. The project involves 19 partners from the following countries: Norway, Sweden, France, UK, Belgium, Ukraine, Switzerland, Latvia, Spain, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Israel, Greece, Serbia, China and the Republic of Korea. The EQUALS-EU Consortium members were purposively selected to represent countries that have made noteworthy progress in achieving gender equality, such as Switzerland and Sweden, as well as countries that will use the partnership to accelerate progress, such as Ukraine and Turkey. 

The Project aims to promote gender equity in social innovation and to help eliminate gender stereotypes and biases by increasing the reputation of women and girls as leaders in social innovation and entrepreneurship through innovation in the education system. It focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as power skills in the ICT sector. EQUALS-EU responds to the Call Topic Innovators of the future: bridging the gender gap, and is designed particularly to support Strategic Orientation 1 “Accelerating and catalysing processes of institutional change” and Strategic Orientation 2 “Stepping up support to Gender Equality in Research & Innovation policy”.

EQUALS-EU is anchored in three fields of practice for gender equity: 

1. Gender equity in innovation and entrepreneurship. Empowering women in the labour market means giving them the possibility to thrive as investors, entrepreneurs, executives, board members, and decision-makers. 

2. Gender equity in STEM education and lifelong learning. It is essential to recognize the importance of ICT-related education in all sectors in the digital age and to radically transform existing educational systems to enable women and girls to acquire STEM and power skills. 

3. Gender equity in employment in the ICT industry. The ICT industry is segregated. A small minority of developers in Europe are women. 

Project is funded by Horizon2020 Research and innovation framework “Science with and for Society” (SwafS-26-2020).