The Association has been characterized since its inception by a strong attention to the gender/nationality aspects in its operations. The Board of Directors, appointed by the Associate member institutions, therefore out of the control of the association has also included men and a woman as members.
Submitting mainly EU projects under the various Framework Programs, always teaming up with eminent research institutions very sensitive to this aspects, the attention to this aspect is always present.
Over the last years national and regional laws and regulations have pointed in this direction.
We are therefore happy to welcome the opportunity to formalize in one document our spirit of Gender Equality, also in view of the European role that the Association has been playing and will play in the future.