The network for Swedish EU research funding specialists organises a face-to-face meeting twice a year. This spring the event took place on May 17-18, 2016 at the University of Borås, Sweden. 85 network members from almost all Swedish universities and colleges participated in the meeting with focus on gender equality, ethics and open access in Horizon 2020. Paula Wennberg, LTU presented the GENOVATE project, Gender and Diversity Toolkit as well as how LTU integrates gender dimension in ongoing research and development projects. Latest updates from Brussels was provided by Johan Lindberg, Vinnova. Vinnova is the national contact agency for the EU Framework Programme for R&D.