European Centre of Excellence on Inclusive Gender Equality in Research & Innovation: Creating Knowledge & Engaging in Collaborative Action

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Programme Horizon Europe

Duration 47 months


INSPIRE is Europe's Centre of Excellence on inclusive gender equality in research and innovation. It brings together cutting-edge knowledge, ambitious policy approaches, and innovative practices to provide a gateway for scholars, equality experts, practitioners and trainers to connect and share resources, as well as co-create new ones.

INSPIRE's ambitious research programme develops new, relevant indicators for inclusive GEP development, conducts a GEP monitoring survey throughout Europe whilst identifies the conditions necessary for GEP impact. It fills key knowledge gaps on intersectionality, whilst building up the evidence base on promising practices in gendered regional innovation policy.

INSPIRE counts on 4 Knowledge & Support Hubs (KSHs) led by academics and practitioners throughout Europe to develop cutting edge knowledge on sustaining change, widening participation, intersectionality and fostering innovation and change in the private sector. These KSHs will provide support to 12 communities of practice to facilitate GEP implementation and foster mutual support for the co-development of innovative practices, customised training and pan-European data collection.

INSPIRE will reduce disparities across Member States and strengthen the ERA through its distributed approach, spreading knowledge, know-how and new opportunities for more open and inclusive research and innovation across Europe. INSPIRE strengthens the evidence base for informed policymaking by taking a practice-based approach and meaningfully engaging decision-makers in policy and R&I funding for shaping a more inclusive future.