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European Gender Summit - 'Scientific Quality through Equality’

European Gender Summit - 'Scientific Quality through Equality’

Brussels (BE) - 08/11/11 - 09/11/11

European Gender Summit - 'Scientific Quality through Equality’

 

The first European Gender Summit - 'Scientific Quality through Equality’, organised jointly by the European Science Foundation, Gender in Science (genSET) and the European Cooperation in Science and Technology, will be held from 8 to 9 November in Brussels.

This conference brings together leaders in science research and in policy to discuss emerging trends and advances in understanding how gender issues impact science research and innovation at the European level. The event will provide a networking opportunity for key players from all sectors, in order to trigger the much-needed changes in the culture of research and innovation. The aim of these joint discussions is to produce the first ever collective agreement on policy development on gender for innovation, the policy manifesto on "Integrated Action on the Gender Dimension in Research."

Mrs Elke Anklam, Director of the JRC Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) will contribute to the Summit in the framework of a roundtable on 'Excellence and Responsibility of Science', focused on gender as a scientific quality. She will deliver a presentation on 'Gender Equality in customer driven research based policy support'.