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Interview of the Month: The Association for Gender Studies in Finland (02/2017)

  Every month, for you, EPWS presents the characteristics and activities of one Member Association. Read all the previous Interviews with our Members here   Our member for February is the Finnish association SUNS, The Association for Gender Studies in Finland (Sukupuolentutkimuksen seura/Sällskapet for genusforskning).     For SUNS, Tuija Pulkkinen, president of SUNS and prof...
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European Inventor Award – 2015 nominations

The European Inventor Award is presented annually by the European Patent Office to inventors who have made a significant contribution to innovation, economy and society in Europe. Inventions from all technological fields are considered for this award. As one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind, the European Inventor Award pays tribute to the creativity of inventors the world over, who...
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ITRE Committee Reports on HORIZON 2020

The Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament has released its Reports on HORIZON 2020.These include:REPORT on the proposal for a Council decision establishing the Specific Programme Implementing Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014 - 2020) Maria Da Graça CARVALHO Documents in dossier ITRE/7/08080 ...
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Promoting Gender Equality in Science – International Conference in Vilnius

The international conference Promoting Gender Equality in Science was held in Vilnius on 20 of November 2012 The conference was organized by the BASNET Forumas association and aimed to discuss the measures of national policies in the frame of implementation of European gender mainstreaming policy in science. Among the invited speakers of the conference were the President of the prestigious Eu...
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Gender-balanced research: an interview with Prof. Claudine Hermann, EPWS Vice-President

Women made up 30 per cent of EU researchers in 2006, according to the European Commission’s latest She Figures. Published every three years, this statistical study shows a persistent glass ceiling that prevents women from reaching top research jobs. While about 45 per cent of European PhD graduates are women, this share falls to 18 per cent for full professors.Within the EU, some member states far...
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European Commission: Gender balance in decision-making positions

"Across the EU, women are still largely outnumbered by men in positions of responsibility in all fields. The reasons for the under-representation of women in power and decision-making are multifaceted and complex.Particularly at the highest levels, women are still largely outnumbered by men in positions of responsibility in politics and business, as well as in other fields. In national parliaments...
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European Commission: Current Policy Regarding Gender in Science

presented by Gilles Laroche, Head of Unit Gender and Ethics, Directorate General Research and Innovation, at the EPWS Debate in the European Parliament "Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be with you today in the European Parliament for this lunch time debate. I would like to thank the European Parliament for hosting this lunch time debate and the European Platform of Women Scientists...
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EU Conference on Equality between Women and Men: speeches and presentations

"The conference "Equality between women and men" took place in Brussels on 19 and 20 September. The conference brought together more than 400 participants from European institutions, international organisations, Member States, social partners and civil society. It marked the first year of the Strategy for equality between women and men (2010-2015) which was adopted on 21 Septem...
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2020: European Union future strategy Consultation

"In presenting his programme for the new European Commission, President Barroso set out his vision for where the European Union should be in 2020. He believes that the exit from the current crisis should be the point of entry into a new sustainable social market economy, a smarter, greener economy where our prosperity will result from innovation and from using resources better, and where knowledge...
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