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Women and Science: Mobilising women to enrich European Research, COM(99) 76

Funded under: FP5-INCO 2


The purpose of this communication is to describe what action has been and will be taken by the Commission in the field of research and technological development to achieve two objectives, presenting it against the more general background of European Union policy on equal opportunities, on the one hand, and the action taken in the Member States on the other hand.

The two objectives are:

- to stimulate discussion and the sharing of experience in this field among the Member States so that action can be taken as effectively as possible at all levels of power;

- to develop a coherent approach towards promoting women in research financed by the Union, with the aim of significantly increasing the number of women involved in research during the period of the Fifth Framework Programme. The Commission'�s aim is to achieve at least a 40% representation for women in Marie Curie scholarships, advisory groups and assessment/monitoring panels.

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Record Number: 1305 / Last updated on: 1999-05-25
Category: POLI