Integrating gender dimension in research and innovation policy, action and strategies: Challenges and opportunities for a more inclusive society


Aims and Scope

In 2020 the COVID-19 outbreak has caused a global disruption in citizens, companies and societies around the world. Governments developed strategies and measures to control the spread of the pandemic, reinforce national health systems and mitigate the negative impact of lockdowns on citizens and economies. The pandemic showed important gender inequalities during the pandemic too. Policy makers must use lessons from the pandemic to prepare for the post-pandemic recovery, work towards a more inclusive society and green growth.

The gender dimension must be integrated into the design and delivery of research and innovation actions, policies, strategies and recommendations. Integrating sex, gender and intersectional analysis into research and innovation contents a positive impact on the excellency of research. 

The aim of the special issue is to analyse the impact of gender dimension in research and innovation, from international/regional/national policies and frameworks (for example, European Commission) to innovation strategies of companies around the world. It will discuss gender dimension in key areas like artificial intelligence, climate change, digital health, energy, machine learning, robotics and transport). Special attention will be paid to gender equality and research during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Case studies
  • Coronavirus, science and gender equality
  • Decision making and gender balance
  • Education systems
  • Horizon Europe (European Commission) and gender policy and specific sector
  • Gender equality in research and innovation
  • Gender and intersectional research
  • Gender and science
  • Inclusive societies
  • Regional /comparative studies (Asia/Europe/Latin America, Africa, Gulf Countries, USA and Australia)
  • Research and innovation systems
  • Science
  • Technology



Submission opens:  May 31, 2022

Submission deadline: September 30, 2022


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