EuroTech Universities’ Workshop on Gender on 24-25 April

On 24-25 April the EuroTech Brussels Office will host a workshop on gender. Participants from the four EuroTech Universities will exchange on current and future activities, on-going projects, visions and general policies on gender, as well as discuss priorities with the European Commission.

The EuroTech workshop is well-timed, as the European Commission has delivered gender equality as a key priority of the European Research Area, and as a vital cross-cutting activity under Horizon 2020. The calls addressing gender are supported by policy documents, among others the Communication “A Reinforced European Research Area: Partnership for Excellence and Growth”, and the European Commission’s yearly report on  Gender in Research and Innovation, which contains the most recent data on the involvement of women in research.

The April workshop builds upon previous exchanges within the EuroTech Universities Alliance.  The EuroTech Universities have already addressed gender at universities of science and technology, including the discussions on research careers of female staff members and recruitment of female students. A regular exchange on common challenges and potential solutions has been carried out since the establishment of the Alliance five years ago and included developing the Joint Statement on the European Research Area in 2013.

For more information contact Victoria Fuglsang-Damgaard: vifud@adm.dtu.dk