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Central European Centre for Women and Youth in Science

Objective

Building upon the policies and activities of the EC (establishment of the Helsinki Group in 1999, the ETAN report of 2000, the current ENWISE project monitoring the position of women in science in wider Europe - Action 27, and the planned establishment of the European Platform for Women Scientists - Action 24 of the Science and Society Action Plan), it is proposed to establish Central European Centre for Women and Youth in Science. The Centre will build upon and expand the experience of the National Contact Centre - Women in Science (NKC) established in 2001 by the Czech Ministry of Education at Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The two primary goals of the Centre are:
1) to promote, mobilise and network women in science in Central Europe and
2) to promote, mobilise and network young people in science in the region, and thus to contribute to increasing gender equality in R&D and to structuring the European Research Area. The Centre will involve Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic and will draw on the experience of partners from Romania, France and Italy. Specific goals of the project are:- a database of women experts to mobilise and network women scientists- FP6-related activities (training on inclusion of gender dimension in FP6 proposals, mobilisation of women scientists to apply for the EC's expert evaluator database)- training on responsible scientific conduct- creation of a forum to facilitate networking, exchange of experience and mobility opportunities of young scientists, building upon the Young Scientists' workshop organised by the EC and NKC in April 2003- co-ordination of policy monitoring and lobbying at national and international level- increasing gender awareness in scientific community in the region. Project results will be made available to the public. Training activities will be based on the 'train the trainers' approach, thus wide dissemination will be ensured.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SCIENCEANDSOCIETY-1
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Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Address
Jilska 1
Praha 1

Participants (6)

HUNGARIAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION
Address
Bem József U., 2
1027 Budapest
JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE.
Address
Jamova 39
Ljubljana
INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Address
Klemensova, 19
Bratislava
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
Paris
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA BUCURESTI
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313
Bucuresti
AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA
Address
Piazza G. Marconi, 25
Roma