From 2010 – 2012, the Partners in the GENDERA initiative will strive to make a change to the balance of gender in research organisations in Europe. By raising awareness in a wide cross-section of today's society, GENDERA aims to re-address the balance of gender within research organisations and higher education organisations across Europe. The role of women in specific disciplines and in decision making positions will be strengthened through dialogue (the gender debate) and the implementation of best practices. From 2010 onwards, the GENDERA partners will collect, systemise and analyse existing policies and programmes in order to identify good practices that are already having a positive effect on ensuring that women get higher in research organisations and higher education institutions and achieve decision-making positions.
The project is supported by the European Commission under the FP7 Capacities programme.
GENDERA is coordinated by Tudományos és Technológiai Alapítvány (Hungary). Other partners in the project are the Center for European Initiatives and Research in the Mediterranean (Spain), National Documentation Centre/ National Hellenic Research Foundation (EKT/NHRF) (Greece), Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), Univerzita Mateja Bela (Slovakia), Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria), Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (Germany), Agencia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea (Italy) and ORT Braude College of Engineering (Israel). The project information brochure can be downloaded here
The Association of Hungarian Women in Science has published an invitation to attend the international conference:
Women in Industrial Research and Engineering
which will take place in Budapest on Wednesday, 25th April 2012.
The conference aims to showcase the situation of women in companies committed to research, development and innovation. Moreover, it attempts to show the importance of gender perpective in industrial R&D. The conference gives also place to companies to present their measures introduced to achieve gender equality.
The conference will also be the kick-off event to the first ever Hungarian Girls' Day. The initiative aims to open up new career possibilities for young girls in the field of science and engineering.
Participation at the conference is free of charge. Spaces at the conference are limited.
Find the full programme here.
Download the registration form here.x