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Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality: Newsletter October 2017

  The FEMM - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality has published its October 2017 Newsletter.     "The next FEMM committee meetings will take place on Tuesday 10 October and on Monday 16 October. Members will also take part in a joint committee meeting with LIBE on 12 October. As you can see, in the next few weeks we are going to deal with topics relate...
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Lunchtime Debate in the European Parliament on 6 September 2017

    At the invitation of Dr. Laima Andrikiene MEP, following an initiative of EPWS Board Member Prof. Dalia Šatkovskienė, the event gathered EPWS members and policy-makers on the theme “From Resolution to Realisation – The Impact of the European Parliament Resolution of 9.9.2015 on Women’s Careers in Science and University”. After a warm welcome by EPWS President Prof. Claud...
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Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality: Newsletter September 2017

  The FEMM - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality has published its September 2017 Newsletter.     "The next FEMM committee meeting will take place on Monday 25 September 2017. As you can see, in the next weeks we are going to deal with topics related to economic and social affairs and the external dimension of women’s rights and gender equality. On th...
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European Parliament: achievements on the Equality between men and women

"Equality between women and men is one of the objectives of the European Union. Over time, legislation, case-law and changes to the Treaties have helped shore up this principle and its implementation in the EU. The European Parliament has always been a fervent defender of the principle of equality between men and women." Legal basis The principle that men and women should receive equal pay f...
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Commitment and Coherence: Ex-Post-Evaluation of the 7th EU Framework Programme

"The 7th EU Framework Programme (FP7) was one of the largest RTD programmes in the world. It accounts for the third largest share of the European Union (EU) budget and was the main financial instrument to build the European Research Area. FP7 was thus a major investment in knowledge, innovation and human capital in order to increase the potential for economic growth and to strengthen European ...
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European Parliament

  The European Parliament is the assembly of the representatives of the 492 million Union citizens. Since 1979 they have been elected by direct universal suffrage and today total 785, distributed between Member States by reference to their population. The European Parliament's main functions are as follows: legislative power: in most cases Parliament shares the legislative power...
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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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“No Modern European Democracy Without Gender Equality” – Press Release

"On the 21st of November 2012, more than 50 Members of the European Parliament from five political groups and from all over the EU have signed the 50/50 declaration, calling on Member States, European political parties and the European Institutions to take action in order to achieve gender balance in European decision making. In 2014, Europeans will elect a new European Parliament. Will we reach p...
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European Commission proposes 40% objective for Women on Boards

"The European  Commission has proposed legislation with the aim of attaining a 40% objective of women in non-executive board-member positions in publicly listed companies, with the exception of small and medium enterprises.Currently, boards are dominated by one gender: 85% of non-executive board members and 91.1% of executive board members are men, while women make up 15% and 8.9% respe...
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EPWS Brochure 2012

The European Platform of Women Scientists is an umbrella organization bringing together networks of women scientists and organizations committed to gender equality in research in all disciplines in Europe 27 and the countries associated to the European Union.  The EPWS 2012 Brochure is now available for download
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