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Network on ethnicity and women scientists

Network on ethnicity and women scientists

Objective

The project concerns the position of foreign women scientists and women scientists from foreign origin (migrant or ethnic minorities) in the Member States of the enlarged European Union. The project wants to contribute to an increase of the knowledge base on women in science as well as to make visible and improve the position of foreign women scientists and those from ethnic minorities belonging to the European research workforce. It aims at investigating the situation of foreign women scientists and those from foreign origin pursuing scientific careers in the EU and at highlighting similarities and differences in their position in terms of equal opportunities.More specifically, the objectives of the project are:
To investigate the situation in terms of gender and ethnic diversity in science careers in 8 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Sweden,The Netherlands, United Kingdom) and one Eastern European candidate country for the EU entry (Bulgaria); To mobilise the foreign women scientists and those from ethnic minorities in order to produce a lasting impact in each country concerned around the issues of increasing their participation in science, improving their working conditions, ensuring equal opportunities and reinforcing the realisation of gender and ethnic diversity in science; -To build and develop a network on ethnicity and women scientists in the countries under investigation and connecting it to established national, European and international networks of women scientists; To promote exchange of experiences, good practices and policies in such a way that national and European research policies can be reinforced; To disseminate information on the role played by foreign women scientists and those from ethnic minorities in the development of European science and diffuse the project's main results.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Address

Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
Bruxelles

Belgium

Administrative Contact

Nouria OUALI (Ms.)

Participants (7)

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UNIVERSITE DE TOULOUSE II 'LE MIRAIL'

France

RHEINISCH-WESTFÄLISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY

Bulgaria

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI

Italy

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

POLICY STUDIES INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 518040

  • Start date

    1 January 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SOCIETY

  • Overall budget:

    € 172 346

  • EU contribution

    € 172 346

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium