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The European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS is an international non-profit umbrella organisation bringing together networks of women scientists and organisations committed to gender equality.

We work towards the integration of the gender dimension in science and research in the European Union and the countries associated with the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development.

Our mission is to give women researchers at all stages of their career-paths a voice in the European research policy debate, by forging a link between women scientists and European research policy-makers at EU level.

Since its inception in 2005, more than 100 associations from 40 countries have joined the Platform as members, together representing more than 12.000 women researchers with varied disciplinary expertise.

Strengthened by the disciplinary and geographical diversity of its membership and its highly profiled Board of Administration, the Platform is an established stakeholder in European and national research policy debates.

In the field of research, EPWS is a broker for cooperation among its member networks and other stakeholders, facilitating projects and interchanges.

Learn more about our current work.

Woman Scientist of the Month

Every month EPWS interviews a distinguished woman scientist in 10 questions. In this section, we are interviewing European women of various ages and disciplines, recognized by the scientific community for their achievements, who are also concerned by the gender-equality goals of ...

This month EPWS gives the floor to Dr. Anne Kahru. Dr. Kahru is an outstanding Estonian biologist with a special competence in ecotoxicology of nanomaterials. Contact: anne.kahru@kbfi.ee www.kbfi.ee EPWS: What made you want to go to science? How did you decide to choose your disc...

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11th February is the United Nations International Day for Women and Girls in Science. From the UN website: “Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Develop...

Every month EPWS interviews a distinguished woman scientist in 10 questions. In this section, we are interviewing European women of various ages and disciplines, recognized by the scientific community for their achievements, who are also concerned by the gender-equality goals of ...

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11th February is the United Nations International Day for Women and Girls in Science. From the UN website: “Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Develop...

ACT is a Horizon 2020 project and short for “Communities of PrACTice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe”. The aim of the project is to support research performing and research funding organisations as well a...

In order to inform NCPs and the wide range of Science with and for Society stakeholders on latest policy developments in the field, SiS.net prepares policy briefs with the aim of bringing policy makers closer to the core of the programme and facilitate a better......

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For the second time the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) announces the “BIH Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects in Health Research”. The award aims to bring more visibility to sex and gender issues in translational research. It recognizes research excellence among sci...

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