OPI projects


Genderaction was an international project undertaken as part of the Horizon 2020 programme. It aimed to analyse the progress of the European Union member states in implementing gender equality in scientific research and innovation. OPI PIB was responsible for the creation of a dashboard that contains data on the participation of women in the science and innovation sector in the European Union.

Project data

Project start date2017-04-01
Project end date2021-09-30
Project cost1949400 EUR


  • Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CZECH REPUBLIC


  • Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, AUSTRIA
  • DLR Project Management Agency, EU-Bureau of the BMBF “Contact Point Women into EU Research”, GERMANY
  • Europrojekt Centar, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
  • Malta Council for Science and Technology, Ministry for Equality, Research and Innovation, MALTA
  • Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, SLOVAKIA
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, SLOVENIJA
  • Ministry of Science and Innovation, SPAIN
  • National Documentation Centre, GREECE
  • National Information Processing Institute, POLAND
  • Research and Innovation Foundation, CYPRUS
  • Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, TURKEY
  • Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, SWEDEN
  • University of Malta, MALTA
  • EWI – The Department of Economy, Science and of the Flemish Authorities, BELGIUM
  • FWB – Directorate-General for Non-Compulsory Education and Scientific Research, BELGIUM
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, ICELAND
  • National Authority for Scientific Research, ROMANIA
  • University of Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG

The project aimed to analyse the progress of member states in implementing gender equality in research and innovation through national plans and strategies for initiatives in the European Research Area. The objective of the project was to bridge the gap between the countries in the context of promoting women in science and innovation. The project adopted an analytical approach to the role of equality in science and innovation (strategic policy advice)—including in the context of the future framework programme—to the direction of the European Research Area, and to the establishment of open science and innovation.

The National Information Processing Institute provided:

  • gender aggregated data
  • interactive reports
  • a variety of visualisations
  • statistical details, including expert commentaries and methodology descriptions.

The data, prepared by analysts at OPI PIB, is presented in the form of dynamic reports as the Genderaction Data Dashboard:


The project was financed by Horizon 2020—the European Union framework programme for research and innovation under grant agreement no. 741466.