The ERC’s Scientific Council Gender balance Working Group, is organising a Workshop entitled “On the way to the top: providing equal opportunities for men and women in science and technology’’. The aim of the Workshop is to gather representatives from national research organisations and gender experts to discuss the diversity of practices and approaches to gender mainstreaming in various European countries and to exchange best practices on policies and approaches aiming at the promotion of wider participation of women researchers.

The ERC’s Scientific Council Gender balance Working Group, is organising a Workshop entitled “On the way to the top: providing equal opportunities for men and women in science and technology’’. The aim of the Workshop is to gather representatives from national research organisations and gender experts to discuss the diversity of practices and approaches to gender mainstreaming in various European countries and to exchange best practices on policies and approaches aiming at the promotion of wider participation of women researchers.

  • Prof. Isabelle Vernos, ERC Scientific Council, Chair of the Gender balance working group (presentation)
Session 1
Moderator: Prof. Isabelle Vernos, ERC Scientific Council member
  • Prof. CURT RICE ,University of Tromsø, Norway, and Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Netherlands (presentation)
  • Prof. LONDA SCHIEBINGER,  Stanford University and Director of the EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine, Engineering (presentation - presentation2)
  • Mrs. SARAH DICKINSON ,Athena SWAN Charter, Equality challenge unit (presentation)
  • Prof. GERD BJØRHOVDE, Chair of the Committee for Gender Balance in Research, Norway (presentation)
  • Dr. CLAARTJE VINKENBURG, VU University Amsterdam, ERCAREER project coordinator (ERC funded project on gender aspects in career structures and career) - presentation
  Session 2
Moderator: Prof. Anthene Donald, ERC Scientific Council member
  • Mrs. BARBARA LIMANOWSKA, Gender expert, European Institute for Gender Equality (presentation)
  • Mrs. VIVIANE WILLIS-MAZZICHI, Head of Sector ’’Gender’’, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission (presentation)
  • Prof .TERESA REES, University of Cardiff and Director for Wales of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (presentation)
  • Prof. INÉS SÁNCHEZ DE MADARIAGA, Head, Women and Science Unit, Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economy - not available -
  • Dr. GERLIND WALLON, EMBO Deputy Director (presentation)

 

Session 3

Observations/Summary by Prof. ALISON E. WOODWARD, Co-Director RHEA, Center for Gender and Diversity Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussels and Senior Fellow Institute for European Studies - (presentation)

For more information on how to participate you may send a message to the following email address: ERC-MONITORING@ec.europa.eu