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11 November 2011
Launch of the Report on the Future of Gender & Innovation in Europe
Now available!
Results of Public Consultation on the Future of Gender & Innovation in Europe

We are delighted to share the results of the Public Consultation on the Future of Gender and Innovation in Europe.
Download the report available on the European Gender Summit webpage

Together with the European Gender Summit and the Policy Manifesto on Integrated Action
on the Gender Dimension in Research,
this consultation is one of three interlinked platforms of stakeholder dialogue on research,
gender and innovation.

The consultation complements the EC Green Paper
"From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation Funding”.
It aims to contribute to a better understanding of how
Europe can enhance its research and innovation systems by addressing gender issues.

To celebrate the launch of this report,
we are giving away 2 free tickets to the European Gender Summit,
as well as 20 vouchers for a 20% reduction on registration.
The consultation results will be presented and discussed there in detail.
Give-aways will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who email
‘Gender Summit Reduction Code’ to gendersummit@esf.org

Register now to attend the Summit on 8-9 November 2011 in Brussels

Highlights of the report:

• Identifying gender equality roles and
responsibilitties for institutional leader is not at all obvious at present.

• There is strong support for a more
multi- and intra-disciplinary approach to mainstreaming gender
– with gender experts working along with the scientists in creating research that is better equipped to identify
and capitalize on gender sensitive analysis of problems
• There are strong calls for additional policy intervention,
at the highest EU-level, and for EC leadership to carry this
policy momentum to implementation at national and institutional levels
– across all relevant areas of scientific endeavour.

• There is a recurring call for funding opportunities needed to
specifically target gender issues in research, from training of researchers on the gender dimension,
to creating academic professorial posts in the area and facilitating cross-sector collaborations.

• There is a shared view that action has to be taken by all stakeholders and key players, spanning all aspects of research
– with financial incentives (or penalties).

• There is a strong conviction that a whole range of leadership gaps can be
pinpointed that show serious shortcomings in the capacity to address gender issues effectively.

You can download the complete report here [pdf, 420KB, Updated on 24/10/2011]

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Updated by Lina Andersson, 11/11/2011
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