“The number of women with a career in research is slowly growing in Europe. Still, they remain significantly underrepresented, and their potential not fully recognised and valued.
These are some of the key findings of the European Commission’s She Figures 2018 report, which monitors the level of progress made towards gender equality in research and innovation in the European Union. It is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme.
Welcoming the publication of the full report on the International Women’s Day, Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said:The She Figures confirm that things are moving in the right direction. Yet we need to do more and we need to do it faster if we are to achieve a good gender balance in the near future. We need all scientific talents in play, both women and men, to tackle challenges like climate change and global pollution.”