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Technology 24-04-2015

ICT is for women, too

Acknowledging the gender issue sporadically in a male-dominated ICT sector is no longer enough if businesses are serious about bridging the gender gap, writes Afke Schaart.

Interview: ‘Positive discrimination’ needed for female scientists

Europe should not shy away from positive discrimination as a way to promote women scientists as it will help tackle skills shortages in scientific disciplines, argues the author of a Parliament report on women in science adopted yesterday in an interview with EURACTIV.

MEP: Gender stereotypes holding back women scientists

Europe should not shy away from positive discrimination as a means of promoting female scientists as it will help tackle skills shortages in scientific disciplines, argues the author of a Parliament report on women in science in an interview with EURACTIV.
Technology 10-03-2008

ICT industry wants more women engineers

The Commission, together with leading technology companies, is trying to get more young women interested in ICT careers in a drive to avoid a predicted shortage of some 300,000 qualified engineers by 2010.

EU gender report finds women opting for low-paid sectors

While increasing numbers of women are working, they remain underrepresented in sectors considered crucial for economic development which are usually better remunerated, notes the Commission's annual report on equality between women and men.

Interview: Europe far from securing gender balance in science jobs

Promoting gender mainstreaming and increasing transparency in scientists' recruitment processes can help the EU recruit the 700,000 additional researchers it needs to achieve the Lisbon goals, argues Dr. Maren A. Jochimsen in an interview with EURACTIV.

‘EU fails potential of highly qualified women scientists’

Persistent gender stereotypes, predominantly male decision-making bodies, the lack of transparency in recruitment procedures and the operation of 'old boys networks' to which women often do not have access result in the EU losing the potential of highly-qualified women scientists and the estimated 700,000 additional researchers needed to reach the Lisbon goal, argues an NGO representing women scientists.   To read a shortened version of this interview, please click here. 

France to boost number of women scientists

Ministerial committee calls for specific measures to make science careers more attractive to French women.

Fewer than one in three EU scientists female

Statistics for the year 2004 show that more than half of the science and technology workforce is female but that actual scientists and engineers continue to be predominantly male.

Networks seek to boost women in science

The European Platform of Women Scientists is preparing an overview of European networks and activities dedicated to promoting women in science.

Report argues business case for women in science

A report on women in industrial research provides companies with hard economic evidence on why they should aim at gender balance in R&D and in senior positions to improve their economic performance.

European Platform of Women Scientists launched

A European platform bringing together women scientists' organisations around Europe is set to counter the current under representation of women in science and to make their voice heard at EU political level.

Women & Science

Europe desperately needs more researchers to achieve scientific and technological excellence and to reach the Lisbon goal of becoming the world's most competitive knowledge-based economy. As women are currently under-represented in the field of scientific research, the Commission is promoting measures specifically aimed at encouraging women to take part in European research.

Wasted talents: female researchers in Eastern Europe

New figures show that many promising female scientists in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states are squeezed out of well-funded research opportunities to the benefit of their male colleagues. "A waste of talent" complains the Commission.
Agrifood 12-07-2002

EU think tank urges ‘bridging the gap’ between scientists and journalists

The European Group on Life Sciences (EGLS), a Commission think tank, on 9 July looked into ways to establish closer links between scientists and the media and identified more effective practices to improve balanced media coverage of scientific progress.