Gender Equality in Rural and
Agricultural Innovation Systems


GRASS CEILING (Gender Equality in Rural and Agricultural Innovation Systems) is a multi-actor three-year project, funded by the European Union in the frame of Horizon Europe, grant agreement number 101083408. GRASS CEILING aims to empower rural women and increase the number of socio-ecological innovations led by women in agriculture, the rural economy and rural communities. The project will contribute to advancing the UN’s goals on gender parity, realise the EU Gender Equality Strategy, and achieve the goals of the Green Deal, the Farm to Fork strategy, the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas, and the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Partners covering 9 countries
Rural women

Living Labs

Our Living labs are at the heart of the project. 9 multi-actor living labs will support women-led interactive innovation initiatives in the socio-ecological transition space through closed coaching sessions with women and multi-actor sessions with women and relevant AKIS actors. In each living lab women innovators work with two lab co-leads, a women innovator and an academic

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101083408. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency (REA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.