Policy

Interview of the Month: European Physical Society (01/2018)

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 January is the association European Physical Society.   For the European Physical Society, Rüdiger Voss, Professor Emeritus CERN, David Lee, EPS Secretary General EPS 5, rue des Frères Lumière 68200 Mulhouse F...
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European Commission: new Diversity and Inclusion Charter

A new Diversity and Inclusion Charter and fresh action to reach at least 40% women in its management by 1 November 2019 are two key features of the Commission's new human resources policy. The purpose is to create a better workplace for all – including women, staff with disabilities, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Intersex (LGBTI) staff and older staff. Concrete steps wil...
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Horizon 2020: Published Work Programme 2018 – 2020

Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation funding programme, supports scientific excellence in Europe and has contributed to high-profile scientific breakthroughs such as the discovery of exoplanets and gravitational waves. Over the next 3 years, the Commission will seek greater impact of its research funding by focusing on fewer, but critical topics such as migration, securit...
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Horizon 2020: Work Programme 2018 – 2020

Funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 are set out in multiannual work programmes, which cover the large majority of support available. The work programmes are prepared by the European Commission within the framework provided by the Horizon 2020 legislation and through a strategic programming process integrating EU policy objectives in the priority setting. Preparations for the work program...
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Helsinki Group – Position paper on H2020 interim evaluation and preparation of FP9

The Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation, an ERA-related group advising the Commission and the Council, has published its Position Paper on Interim Evaluation of H2020 and the future Framework Programme. The paper calls for the continuation and reinforcement of provisions on gender equality and gender mainstreaming in R&I in the next FP, especially in evaluation, monitoring ...
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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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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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EuroScientist’s Special Issue : Gender Balance in Research and Academia

Euroscientist has published a Special Issue dedicated to the Gender Balance in Research and Academia. "We have asked the views of Nobel Laureates, who have an interesting perspective on women in science. You will also discover a wealth of opinions describing what remains to be done to resolve gender issues. Not only do we discuss ways of resolving conscious and unconscious gender bias, but we a...
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