Gender

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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Breaking the glass ceiling for women and girls in science

    "Excellent science and innovation require the talents of both women and men. But there are still too few female scientists occupying top positions in scientific decision-making." Prof. Claudine Hermann, Vice-President of the European Platform of Women Scientists and Honorary President of Femmes & Sciences, writes "Breaking the glass ceiling for women and girls in sci...
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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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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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Interview of the Month: Network Caring Economy (04/2016)

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 April is the German Network Caring Economy. For the Network Caring Economy (Netzwerk Vorsorgendes Wirtschaften e.V.), Ulrike KNOBLOCH, Division of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, University of Fribourg S...
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Ready for Dialogue: Conference on the Gender Dimension in Science and Research

The international conference “Ready for Dialogue” on the integration of the gender dimension in science and research successfully took place in Berlin on 5 November 2015. The conference was in great demand and brought together 120 representatives of national and European associations, research institutions and research funding institutions supporting the integration of the gender dimension in ...
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iGIANTS – impact of gender/sex on innovation and novel technologies summit

   The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is launching a new program called iGIANTS which stands for the impact of gender/sex on innovation and novel technologies summit. It will be an opportunity to highlight groups which have made progress in the sex/gender space and to inspire them to serve as ambassadors for their respective sectors to foster more interest...
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PhD position Modern History (gender/science history) / University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is looking for a PhD in the international Project Scientific Personae in Cultural Encounters available at the University Groningen. This project is a cooperation between the University of Stockholm (Niskanen), the University of Leuven (Wils), the University of Groningen (Bosch) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (Oertzen). "The PhD projec...
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Closing Doors: Exploring gender and subject choice in schools – an IOP Report

Closing Doors is an Institute of Physics report that uses the National Pupil Database to look at progression to a number of gendered A-level subjects from co-educational schools."Main Points include:Nearly half of co-educational state-funded schools (49%) are actually making the gender imbalance in these subjects worse, but the small number of schools (19%) that send on relatively more girls to...
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Gender Sessions: Innovation Convention 2014

The Innovation Convention is an essential part of the Innovation Union flagship initiative, the European Union strategy which aims to create an innovation-friendly environment that makes it easier for great ideas to be turned into products and services that will bring our economy growth and jobs.The Gender Sessions at the Convention will be:The ERA Partnership as backbone of the European innov...
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