EPWS position papers


European Research Area (ERA)

EPWS Position Paper on the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, March 2012

EPWS Response to the Public Consultation on the Green Paper “From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation Funding, May 2011

EPWS Response to the Public Consultation on the future “EU 2020” Strategy, 13 January 2010

EPWS Position Paper on Mobility of Researchers, 14 May 2009

EPWS Position Paper on the ERA Consultation, 16 August 2007

EPWS Reply to the ERA Consultation, 16 August 2007


Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7)

EPWS Position Paper on Research Policy on FP7 2007-2013, 27 April 2006

EPWS Position Paper on FP 7 Rules for Participation, 27 April 2006

EPWS Reply Consultation on Theme 8 “Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities, 22 June 2006

Statement of the EPWS Board of Administration: On the Future of Gender Action Plans in FP7, 19 October 2006


European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

EPWS reply to the Consultation on Selection Criteria for the EIT Governing Board, 27 March 2008

EPWS Position Paper on the “Third Stakeholders’ Meeting on the European Institute of Technology”, 25 September 2006

EPWS Position Paper: Commission Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council establishing the European Institute of Technology (COM(2006)604 final/2), 22 January 2007


European Research Council (ERC)

EPWS letter to the ERC Scientific Council Identification Committee, 7 November 2008

EPWS Position Paper: European Scientific Council – Strategy Notes “The ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant” and “The ERC Peer Review Panel Structure – Starting Grants”, 9 August 2006

EPWS arguments for a binding rule of gender balance in ERC panels and other instruments of EU research policy, 6 October 2006


General topics in the context of the Lisbon Agenda

EPWS Reply: Internal Market Consultation, 8 June 2006

EPWS Reply to the Public Consultation on transnational research cooperation and knowledge transfer between public research organisations and industry, 27 July 2006


Miscellaneous Policy Documents

EPWS response to the Public Consultation on “Shaping the ICT research and innovation agenda for the next decade, 7 November 2008

On the 18th February 2008 EPWS Secretary-General Dr Maren Jochimsen spoke at a Hearing of the Deutsche Bundestag (German Parliament) as part of an expert panel discussing women in academic and research occupations. In preparation for this Hearing EPWS drew up a comprehensive document responding to the specific questions posed by the Bundestag Committee which we attach here for your information,