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The Policy Framing Report is the first public deliverable of the CASPER project (D3.1), which has the goal of studying the feasibility of a European certification system on gender equality targeting Universities and research organizations.
The main objective of this report is to provide an overview of the current European policy frameworks regarding quality and excellence in Research and Higher Education and if/how they embed gender equality considerations. This overview is oriented towards the identification of the main windows of opportunities for the creation of a European level certification on gender equality in Higher Education and Research. The report mostly focuses on the main policy frameworks of the European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area; it also provides an overview of the role which gender equality has had in the Horizon 2020 programme, and of the role which it will probably take in the Horizon Europe programme. Some insights on the role of research and innovation in the new European gender equality strategy will also inform the overview.
The second objective of this report is to provide a preliminary mapping of the most representative certification and award systems which relate to gender equality and diversity, which will also inform the identification of best practices for the potential European level certification.