Gender: a socio-cultural process – refers to cultural and social attitudes that together shape and sanction “feminine” and “masculine” behaviours, products, technologies, environments, and knowledge (See Gendered Innovations, How gender analysis contributes to research)
Gender equality: gender equality is the result of the absence of discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex in opportunities and the allocation of resources or benefits or in access to services. (see Strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015)
Equal opportunities for women and men: equal opportunities indicate the absence of barriers to economic, political and social participation on the grounds of sex.(See Gender Toolkit in EU-funded research)
Sex/ gender analysis: is an umbrella term for the entire research cycle that includes the integration of sex/ gender issues from the setting of research priorities through developing methodologies, gathering and analysing data to evaluating and reporting results and transferring them to markets.