Nexus Project

About the project

NEXUS co-designs, implements, monitors and evaluates innovative and targeted actions aimed at bridging inclusivity gaps in nine research organisations and their respective R&I ecosystems with the aim to bolster institutional change through the development of inclusive Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in intersectional and intersectoral directions.

Geographical inclusiveness is also promoted through a highly context-sensitive approach to action piloting in seven Member States and two Associated Countries covering Western, Central, Southern and Southeastern regions . NEXUS actions will enhance the research excellence of participating organisations as well as effecting institutional and cultural change that is context-sensitive, realistic and sustainable.


Objectives of Nexus Project

The overall goal of NEXUS is to bolster institutional change through the design and implementation of innovative inclusive actions leading to the advancement of GEPs to support the further development of partners’ GEPs in intersectional and intersectoral directions, achieved through processes of mutual learning in a twinning scheme and capacity building (led by SV) to go beyond the minimum GEP requirements as defined in the Horizon Europe eligibility criterion, and to ensure the sustainability of results.

Project results

NEXUS overall methodology stands on three main elements:

45 inclusive actions
implemented overall

27 actions from the NEXUS twin groups
(9 per group)

18 actions from
individual GEP