Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

22. Women for smart growth

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Room I (Bordiau Hall, ground floor), 17/06/2011 (9:30-13:00)

The workshop will focus on ways to increase the integration of women into the science and technology workforce through a focus on technology education and skills. It will examine ways to increase the impact of existing means at EU level to promote the full participation of women in the technology sectors and develop new ideas for taking the gender into account in future programmes in order to promote diversity and smart growth.


9:30 – 9:40 Introduction and purpose of the workshop; Dr E Pollitzer, Portia

9:45 – 10:00 Opening of the workshop; Ms M Schaake, Member of the European Parliament

10:00 – 10:15 Early and sustainable encouraging and backing of scientific and technical talent and skills; Ms A Gras, European Schoolnet

10:15 – 10:30 Flexible academic structures and pathways for new gender relations and scientific careers; Dr M Diocaretz, Socrates Chair Tilburg University, Dr I Kamperidou, Capodistrian University of Athens

10:30 – 10:45 Integration of gender in research and innovation; Dr M Schraudner, Fraunhofer Institute of Technology

10:45 – 11:00 Targets for Member States for female entrepreneurship; Ms T French, Steinbeis Europa

11:00 – 11:15 Careers in industry: mentorship, internship, recruitment, transparency; Dr E Pollitzer, Portia

11:15 – 11:30 Creative positive images through role models; Ms C Miller, Zen Digital

11:30 – 11:45 Global collaboration project(s); Ms K Kieruf, Accentua

11:45 – 12:00 European multi-stakeholder based GAP partnership and platform & European level benchmarking and monitoring; Dr E Fabry, European Centre of Women in Technology

12:00 – 12:15 Presentation of Best Practices; Iris de Groot, Tilburg University, Elena Bonfiglioli, Women in Leadership

12:15 – 12:50 Discussion; Dr E Pollitzer, Portia

12:50 – 13:00 Finalisation of Roadmap; Dr E Pollitzer, Portia

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Workshop results

Session organiser: Nancy PASCALL (EUROPEAN COMMISSION, INFSO, Belgium)

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Last updated on 25/09/2012