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Waste of talents: turning private struggles into a public issue, women and science in the Enwise countries

Funded under: FP6-SOCIETY


The Enwise report on the situation facing women scientists in the Central and Eastern European countries and the Baltic States shows that women account for 38% of the scientific workforce in these countries. However this statistic conceals some bitter truths: a large proportion of female scientists are employed in areas where R&D expenditure is lowest. Inadequate resources and poor infrastructure impede the progress of a whole generation of promising scientists. Men are three times more likely to reach senior academic positions than women. In this rather gloomy picture, there is nevertheless a positive sign: women scientists from the Enwise countries participate significantly in the European Union�s Framework Programme. The report puts forward recommendations to the various stakeholders at European and national level, who can help to enhance the role and place of women scientists from the Enwise countries in the European Research Area.

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Authors: BLAGOJEVIC M, Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research in Belgrade (YU);HAVELKOVA H, Charles University, Prague (CZ);SRETENOVA N, Institute for Philosophical Research of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia (BG);FLORICA TRIPSA N, Oradea University, Oradea (RO);VELICHOVA D, SlovakUniversity of Technology, Bratislava (SK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20955 EN (2004), 178 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20-955 -EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-6750-9
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