The Gender STI Project praises the Marseille Declaration on International Cooperation in Research and Innovation (R&I)

On March 8, 2022, the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union hold in Marseille its conference aiming to move forward with the implementation of the new strategy for international cooperation in R&I of the European Union and to better concert the Union and Member States’ approaches to third countries.

The Gender STI project, which investigates gender equality in bilateral and multilateral STI agreements between Europe and third countries, acknowledges the support of the Union in this new declaration to a multilateral dialogue based on principles and values of international cooperation with key international partners. The Marseille declaration underlines gender equality as one of the Union’s key principles and values for international R&I cooperation

Based on the Ljubljana Declaration of 26 November 2021, the European Union and Member States commit to promote the principle of gender equality in terms of professional equality and opportunities in careers.

With the Marseille declaration all parts reaffirm the importance of aligning the latest EU policy developments in terms of gender equality with international cooperation in research and innovation, which understands policies that strive to foster democratic values and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda in the context of mutually beneficial and balanced partnerships.

Learn all about the declaration here

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