[Equal] Fwd: Women and Science Headlines 18

Christa Sonderegger christa.sonderegger at unibas.ch
Wed Jan 18 12:55:46 CET 2006

>Liebe Equal

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.o’meara 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 
>to <http://www.epws.org>www.epws.org
>For details of DG Research’s participation in the AAAS conference, 
>please go to:
>General Info: 
>Media Factsheet: 
>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 “Food quality and safety”) 
>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 Women’s Day
>Everywhere, March 8, 2006
>Are you planning a special event for International Women’s Day? Send us 
>the details.
>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 Europe’s 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 IPSC’s 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 “outreach event” 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 any 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 Women’s 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 “The Effects of European Union Enlargement on 
>the Socio-Economic Development of Women” 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 
>non-governmental organizations
>For further information, please go to 
>A European Institute of Technology?
>The idea of establishing a European Institute of Technology (EIT) was 
>mentioned in the Commission’s mid-term review of the Lisbon Process in 
>February 2005[1] and the European Council took note of the Commission’s 
>intention in March.
>Technological advances and the application of high-level scientific 
>research are crucial drivers of economic growth and employment prospects. 
>However, despite Europe’s 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 “new knowledge”. 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.
>Ján Figel’, European Commissioner in charge of Education, Training, 
>Culture & Multilingualism said that “a 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 
> Online: 
> <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4718703.stm>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4718703.stm 
> From the 
> Guardian: 
> <http://www.guardian.co.uk/gender/story/0,11812,1546250,00.html>http://www.guardian.co.uk/gender/story/0,11812,1546250,00.html 
>ResearchResearch.com - “Unions Push For More Newly Qualified Academics 
>and Women”
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