The Council Of Europe Adopted Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023


25 May the Council of Europe adopted its Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023.

The Strategy renews the Organization’s commitment to address current and emerging challenges and remove barriers towards achieving substantive and full gender equality both in the Member States and within the organisation.  The focus will be on six strategic areas: Prevent and combat gender stereotypes and sexism; Prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence; Ensure the equal access of women to justice; Achieve a balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision-making; Protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls and Achieve gender mainstreaming in all policies and measures.

The full report is available here

Horizon Europe - The Next Research And Innovation Framework Programme


The Commission is working on its proposal for Horizon Europe, the framework programme that will succeed Horizon 2020. The proposal Horizon Europe is based on various building blocks including the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the Lab-Fab-App report (informally the Lamy report), foresight studies and various other reports.  

The proposal was made as part of the EU’s proposal for the next EU long-term budget, the multiannual financial framework (MFF). Horizon Europe, with a budget of €100 billion, is the biggest ever research and innovation funding programme.

Horizon Europe is based on a mission-oriented policy approach. Horizon Europe will incorporate research and innovation missions to ensure the effectiveness of research and innovation funding by pursuing clearly defined targets. The Commission has engaged policy experts to develop studies, case studies and reports on how a mission-oriented policy approach would work for Horizon Europe.

 

More about the proposal:  https://ec.europa.eu/info/designing-next-research-and-innovation-framework-programme/what-shapes-next-framework-programme_en