Web2learn has initiated the work of creating a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) aligned to the requirements of the eligibility criteria in the Horizon Europe work programme. The GEP will be finalised and enter into force by January 1st, 2022.
Web2Learn welcomes this requirement from the European Commission and shares the sense of urgency in achieving gender balance in research and innovation activities. This is key to bringing about the innovations needed to solve the complex challenges facing our society. The Gender Equality Plan in Web2Learn will not be a static document to be reported on annually, but a dynamic and useful set of guidelines, tools and KPIs that will make gender equality work a natural part of our day-to-day management, research, and innovation activities. Our GEP will fulfil the requirements set out in the General Annexes to Horizon Europe, but more importantly it will foster continuous improvements in our organisation that will help us to deliver world leading innovations and research results.
Web2Learn is subject to the Greek Equality and Anti-discrimination Law which requires all employers to work in an active, targeted, and systematic way to promote equality and prevent discrimination in the workplace (Law 4443/2016). This Law describes the duties of organisations to conduct equality promotion and discrimination prevention activities, and to report on this annually. Web2Learn’s GEP accommodates the new national legal requirements as well as the requirements from the Horizon Europe work programme.
Web2Learn would like to thank SINTEF for sharing good practice on which our company has grounded its GEP.