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Women and Science - Flash Info

Women and Science

Flash Info from the Women and Science Unit in the Commission's DG for Research

We need women evaluators for FP6 proposals!

As you are aware, the Commission's target for the participation of women in evaluation panels and committees is 40%. For the Fifth Framework Programme, the percentage of women in our expert database was about 18%. We clearly need to increase this pool of women experts if we are to move closer to our 40% target in FP6.

In order to register as an evaluator, please go to the following web-site and enter your details. Please be aware that even if you were registered as an expert for FP5, you still need to re-register .

We are looking for:

  • Women scientists with expertise in all scientific disciplines , in order to increase the number of women in all the evaluation panels for the different thematic priorities.

  • Women scientists with expertise in all scientific disciplines , who are sensitive to gender issues. As already announced, the gender dimension is much more present in FP6 than in FP5 and has been integrated into the different thematic priorities and at the various stages of the project cycle. Networks of Excellence and Integrated Projects will be required to present a gender equality action plan as part of their proposals. If this corresponds to your profile and you wish to highlight your interest in gender issues when registering as an evaluator, you can use one of the following general keywords in addition to those relevant to your main areas of scientific expertise:

    • Women and science
    • Gender mainstreaming
    • Equal opportunities

  • Women scientists whose main field of expertise is gender to evaluate the specific Women and Science activities that will be funded from the Science and Society budget. For evaluators wishing to highlight specific gender expertise there are also a number of more specialist keywords that are relevant to our activities, which can be used in addition to the general keywords mentioned above:

    • Women and science
    • Gender mainstreaming
    • Equal opportunities
    • Gender studies
    • Women's studies
    • Feminist studies
    • History of women in science

Please circulate this message to other excellent women in science!

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