Gender Equality Plan

As part of its commitment to gender equality in the workplace, the Institut Pasteur has adopted a Gender Equality Plan (GEP). The GEP is a new step aimed at strengthening the Institut Pasteur's policy for equality, diversity and inclusion.

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The Institut Pasteur’s commitment

The Institut Pasteur undertakes to implement a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) via a series of specific actions based around six key objectives, following on from the European Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R):

1.    Raise awareness of gender equality and unconscious bias;
2.    Improve work-life balance and change practices;
3.    Improve gender balance in governing roles;
4.    Work towards gender equality in recruitment and career progression;
5.    Promote and support the inclusion of a gender dimension in research and innovation;
6.    Tackle abusive behavior of a sexist and sexual nature.

The European Commission has made having a GEP an eligibility criterion for research teams wishing to respond to calls for proposals issued under the Horizon Europe framework program.

What is a GEP?

According to the European Commission's definition, a GEP is an official document that sets out a series of commitments and actions to promote gender equality within an organization through institutional and cultural change.

A GEP concerns public and private research organizations, higher education institutions and public bodies (ministries, research funding organizations, etc.) that apply for funding under the Horizon Europe framework program for research and innovation.

Related documents for download

Institut Pasteur Gender Equality Plan - English version

Gender equality awareness month at the Institut Pasteur (English version) – June 2021

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