Project deliverable Open Access
This deliverable (D7.4) summarizes the presentations and discussions of the CASPER final conference
organised as two online sessions. On day 1 (14th of March 2022), the main project results concerning
the development and validation of three gender equality award/certification schemes were
presented. In addition, the associated policy recommendations were introduced. Anne Pépin, Senior
Policy Officer at DG Research & Innovation introduced the overall EU policy context. Day 1 also
featured a panel discussion with the contributions of Gary Loke, Chris Grieve, Pat O’Connor and
Marcela Linková on the possible contribution of a Europe wide certification scheme to gender
equality in R&I.
Presentations during day 2 (21st of March 2022) introduced the “Impact Drivers” model for assessing
institutional change and the benchmarking tool developed by the CASPER project for assessing the
equivalency between existing national equality certification schemes and the Horizon Europe Gender
Equality Plan eligibility criterion. The participants of the second panel discussion were Andrea Petö,
Marissa Herder, Zulema Altamirano, and Gemma Irvine.
The report furthermore contains the links to the given presentations as well as to the corresponding