CASPER is a Research and Innovation action project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It aims at examining the feasibility of establishing a European award/certification system for gender equality for Research Performing Organisations. Based upon an extensive assessment of available systems and needs, the project proposes to develop and evaluate, in co-creation with national and international stakeholders, three possible scenarios that pave the ground for a realistic EU wide award/certification framework.
Overall, CASPER pursues three objectives:
- To map and assess existing award and certification systems for gender equality (and related schemes) and to identify existing needs for such a system on the European level.
- Design three different award/certification scenarios and assess the feasibility of these scenarios plus a fourth no-action scenario along several dimensions.
- Prepare the ground for a successful roll-out of a European award/certification scheme.
Coordinated by Fondation Europeenne de la Science (ESF), the project lasts for 2 years (from January 2020 to December 2021) and involves 8 institutions from different European countries.
Start date: 1st of January 2020 – End date: 31st of December 2021
Principal investigator: Ildiko Ipolyi (European Science Foundation, France)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 872113.