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EU Commission launches the 2018 edition of the Women Innovators Prize

  The European Commission is launching today the fifth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to award women entrepreneurs who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market. The first prize is €100 000, with second and third prizes of €50 000 and €30 000 respectively. A special prize of €20 000 will be dedicated to the Rising Innovator Award (30-years-old or yo...
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Interview of the Month: Femmes & Sciences (07/2017)

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 June is the French association Femmes & Sciences.   For F&S, Dr. Sylvaine Turck-Chièze (STC), CEA Research honorary director and Femmes & Sciences president has agreed to answer the EPWS questionnaire. ...
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Save the Date: EPWS events in September 2017

  SAVE THE DATE BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, SEPTEMBER 2015 5 September 2017 EPWS General Assembly 2017 The EPWS General Assembly 2017 will take place in Brussels on 5 September 2017 in the afternoon. More information will be announced by the Association and on the EPWS website in due time.   ***   SAVE THE DATE BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, SEPTEMBER 2017 6 September 2017 “From Resolution ...
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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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The use of funds for gender equality in selected Member States

    The focus of the study is to assess how gender mainstreaming is applied in the EU funds allocations for 2014-2020. The focus is on ESIFs funding for childcare and gender mainstreaming in the use of Horizon 2020 and the REC Programmes on the Gender Equality Objective and the follow-up of Daphne Programmes on VAW. The selected countries are: Croatia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sw...
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Horizon 2020 Monitoring Report 2015

    Horizon 2020 is the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020). With its dedicated budget of around EUR 77 billion over seven years, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme of its kind ever. "This second Monitoring Report on Horizon 2020 focuses on the implementation of the second year of the Work Programme 2014-20...
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She figures 2015 – Now Available in print and download

  Buy the Publication or Download here "She Figures 2015 investigates the level of progress made towards gender equality in research & innovation (R&I) in Europe. It is the main source of pan-European, comparable statistics on the representation of women and men amongst PhD graduates, researchers and academic decision-makers. The data also sheds light on differences in the experie...
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EPWS profile on Open Science EU – June 2016

The European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS was profiled in the June 2016 edition of Open Science EU, a leading scientific open access journal dedicated to create a better understanding of the community of science and its possibilities. The article was written by Prof. Claudine Hermann, EPWS Vice-President; Dr. Maren A. Jochimsen, EPWS Treasurer; and Dr. Brigitte Mühlenbruch, EPWS Presid...
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EPWS 2015 report to the French Ministry of Higher Education

  “Gender action plans in Higher Education institutions in several European countries" Claudine Hermann, Vice-President of EPWS. After a short introduction, pointing out that several countries do not have such Gender actions plans, this report lists the common points between Member States in this matter (a legal structure, a committee and an equal opportunity officer, gender-disaggre...
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EPWS: an example of an umbrella network and of cooperation between women scientists across Europe

On March 25th 2015, in Warsaw, Poland, Prof. Claudine Hermann delivered a talk about EPWS and its mission. An article based on the talk is now available, published in the Polish Academic Journal of Sociology.   ABSTRACT We wish to show in this contribution that equality is not yet reached between female and male scientists in Europe: thus improving the situation of women scientis...
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