Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development & Innovation Funding in Romania

Research Funding Organisation

The organisation

Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development & Innovation Funding in Romania (UEFISCDI) is a public entity of the Central Administration in Romania under the ultimate authority of the Ministry of Education and Research. UEFISCDI was established in order to promote quality and leadership for higher education, research, development and innovation. UEFISCDI supports research and innovation policies, targeting various types of research and innovation activities (exploratory and applied research, innovation and technology transfer).

Committed to equal opportunities principles for all its employees and collaborators, UEFISCDI decided to participate in CALIPER because it is the first initiative that gives the opportunity to create a framework for the existing good practices inside the organisation and outside its boundaries.

Internal Assessment

A comprehensive analysis of gender equality related conditions inside Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development & Innovation Funding in Romania

External Assessment

Analysis of external conditions&innovation ecosystems from a gender perspective of Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development&Innovation Funding in Romania

Gender Equality Plan

A set of actions for the impact assessment of procedures to identify gender bias; implement strategies to correct any bias; set targets & monitor progress via indicators

GEP Working Group

The GEP Working Group in UEFISCDI is represented by Cafeneaua de Inovare (Innovation Café) team. This initiative was started by UEFISCDI in 2013 as an informal networking framework for entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, public representatives, civil society and academia, to meet and debate in an open space on the newest trends in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship policy development needs.

Strongly connected to the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Romania, Cafeneaua de Inovare has been the host of many national, regional, European and international editions. Moreover, this initiative was recognised by Interreg Europe as a good practice example in Romania at interregional level in the framework of MARIE project.

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