European Physical Society : Colloquium Women, Science and Technology

The colloquium Women, Science and Technology held in Poitiers, France, from 27-28 January 2014, focussed on the diagnosis of gender issue at a regional scale and on the perspectives and impacts on practical experience from the national and European stakes. It was co-organised by French association Femmes & Sciences, a member of the European Platform of Women Scientists [EPWS].

On 27 January 2014, the colloquium, with an audience of 300 attendees, ended with the signature of the “Regional Convention for Equality between girls and boys, women and men in the all-life -long education system” by the different stakeholders, among whom the President of Poitou-Charentes region.

Prof. Claudine Hermann, Vice-President of EPWS, gave a talk on women scientists in Europe and stressed the effects of History and culture on their current situation. She discussed the actions of Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and of EPWS in favor of women scientists.

You can watch the talk (in French) on the video below.

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