[Equal] Fwd: Women and Science Headlines 18
christa.sonderegger at unibas.ch
Wed Jan 18 12:55:46 CET 2006
gerne leite ich den soeben eingetroffenen 18. Newsletter zu Women and
Science der EU weiter.
Mit besten Grüssen Christa Sonderegger
>Women and Science Headlines - 18:
>Contact: Vera Fehnle
><<mailto:vera.fehnle at cec.eu.int>mailto:vera.fehnle at cec.eu.int>
><mailto:robert.o'meara at cec.eu.int>mailto:robert.oâmeara at cec.eu.int >
>The team at the Women & Science Unit wishes you a prosperous 2006!
>Our call for proposals last autumn yielded 61 proposals under various
>subjects including; Empowerment of women scientists and public debate,
>Women in science governance, Mobilising women for engineering and
>technology, Conference on gender and excellence, Deepening the knowledge
>base, Practical tools for gender mainstreaming and Mainstreaming strategic
>areas. 31 were above the threshold, 30 failed.
>The EC grants requested in this call totalled 22.4 million and final
>contribution shall be 5.75 million.
>The website European Platform of Women Scientists is now up and running.
>The purpose of having the EPWS is to build a structural link between women
>scientists and research policy makers. The aim is to introduce a new key
>strategic actor into the research policy debate by making the voice of
>women scientists heard. As an umbrella organisation the Platform's
>mission is to represent the concerns, needs, aspirations and interests of
>women scientists in all stages of their career paths. For more details, go
>For details of DG Researchâs participation in the AAAS conference,
>please go to:
>Workshop on Research Communication and Gender
>Brussels, February 9 2006
>As part of an overall research communication strategy in the areas of life
>sciences and biotechnology, focus is being placed on the issue of research
>communication and gender. The aim of this workshop is to assess if there
>is a need for communicating science differently to women and men.
>The workshop will bring together a multidisciplinary group of experts to
>present and discuss theoretical and empirical data, as well as practical
>experiences. The target audience for this workshop are primarily
>co-ordinators and participants of research projects funded in the area of
>Life Sciences (Thematic priority 1: life sciences, genomics and
>biotechnology for healthy and priority 5 âFood quality and safetyâ)
>under the 6th Framework Programme for Research. The workshop has been
>organised in collaboration with the Directorate for Health and the
>Directorate for Science and Society.
>For further details, please contact:
><mailto:jana.voigt at cec.eu.int>jana.voigt at cec.eu.int or
><mailto:line-gertrud.matthiessen-guyader at cec.eu.int>line-gertrud.matthiessen-guyader at cec.eu.int
>Women & Science and International Womenâs Day
>Everywhere, March 8, 2006
>Are you planning a special event for International Womenâs Day? Send us
>Workshop on Gender Dimension in Security Research: the perspective of
>Women in Conflict
>Stresa, Italy, March 8, 2006
>The Gender and Security Workshop aims to involve about 100 scientists from
>GMOSS and JRC, and from local, national and international networks of
>women scientists. A special session entitled "Women and science: the
>gender dimension as leverage for reforming science" will be held at this
>workshop organised by GMOSS (Global Monitoring for Stability and
>Security). GMOSS is a network of excellence providing scientific and
>technological research to support Europeâs security. The consortium
>comprises 24 partners from 10 countries and 3 international organizations.
>Within this remit GMOSS also addresses broader questions about the gender
>dimension of security research.
>In the context of IPSCâs security research and systems support to EU
>policies, and the IPSC Unit for Support to External Security (SES)
>participation in the GMOSS NOE, the JRC Women and Science network and SES
>propose to organise an âoutreach eventâ on Gender and Security,
>looking at the perspective of women in conflict.
>The workshop is to be organised with funding from GMOSS and with help from
>GMOSS NOE partners. It will be held as part of a larger 3 day integration
>meeting which will bring together all GMOSS partners.
>For anyÂ questions on this subject or to enrol please contact
><mailto:Nathalie.Stephenne at jrc.it>Nathalie.Stephenne at jrc.it
>Women In Science & Technology Conference
>Vienna, May 15-16, 2006
>The Women in Science and Technology Business Perspective group will
>present the results of its 12 month study. The group includes academic
>experts and many leading blue-chip international companies, as diverse as
>Airbus, Axalto, European Space Agency, Hewlett Packard, Shell,
>Schlumberger, Total , Xerox and many others.
>For further details on this event, contact
><mailto:vera.fehnle at cec.eu.int>vera.fehnle at cec.eu.int
>1st Biennial International Womenâs Studies Conference
>Izmir University of Economics (<http://www.ieu.edu.tr/>www.ieu.edu.tr) and
>The Izmir Chamber of Commerce (<http://www.izto.org.tr/>www.izto.org.tr)
>Turkey kindly invite you to participate in their first biennial women's
>studies conference to be held on June 22-24, 2006.
>This conference, which will hopefully be the first in a series of related
>events, is properly themed âThe Effects of European Union Enlargement on
>the Socio-Economic Development of Womenâ and will explore the impact of
>EU enlargement on women a topic that remains understudied. The main
>objective of this conference is to offer a platform for discussion and
>exchange of ideas among academicians, practitioners, governmental and
>For further information, please go to
>IN THE MEDIA
>A European Institute of Technology?
>The idea of establishing a European Institute of Technology (EIT) was
>mentioned in the Commissionâs mid-term review of the Lisbon Process in
>February 2005 and the European Council took note of the Commissionâs
>intention in March.
>Technological advances and the application of high-level scientific
>research are crucial drivers of economic growth and employment prospects.
>However, despite Europeâs many successes in research and education,
>recent evidence indicates a difficulty in translating these achievements
>into competitive advantages for European enterprises. Europe, with few
>exceptions, is falling behind when it comes to the creation, dissemination
>and application of ânew knowledgeâ. As an example, the global share of
>patents awarded to EU companies, as well as the proportion of European
>Nobel Prize winners, has declined in recent years. Competitors in North
>America and Asia are frequently more successful in forging innovative
>partnerships between industry leaders and research community attracting
>top international researchers to pursue both fundamental and applied research.
>JÃ¡n Figelâ, European Commissioner in charge of Education, Training,
>Culture & Multilingualism said that âa European Institute of Technology
>could play an innovative role in supporting knowledge transfer, attracting
>the best researchers and companies from around the world to work in
>Such an EIT should draw on the considerable strengths of existing European
>More information & online consultation available at :
>Some other news items that might be of interest
> From BBC
> From the
>ResearchResearch.com - âUnions Push For More Newly Qualified Academics
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