The GENERA Network will be used in the new Horizon 2020 project ACT as a testbed for advancing Communities of Practice in the area of gender equality in research.

You can visit the GENERA Network website at

ACT stands for Communities of Practice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe. The project is funded under H2020 as a Coordination and Support Action.  With a total budget of 3 million €, ACT is coordinated by UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and involves 17 partners from 10 European countries as well as Argentina. The project lasts for 3 years, from May 2018 to April 2021. It was launched in Barcelona, Spain, on 17 and 18 May 2018.

The ACT Consortium comprises 17 institutions from 10 different European countries and Argentina: 

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain)

Portia (UK)

NOTUS (Spain)

Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft MBH (Austria), 

Advance HE (formerly Equality Challenge Unit) (UK)

Loughborough University (UK)

Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (Argentina)

Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)

Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

Science Foundation Ireland (Ireland)

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)

Centre de Regulació Genòmica (Spain)

Uniwersytet Jagiellonski (Poland)

ZRC SAZU (Slovenia)

Haskoli Islands (Iceland).  

 For information relating to GENERA Network please contact DESY, Thomas Berghoefer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.