The European Parliament will host the 2nd European Gender Summit on 29-30 November in Brussels. You can see the programme and speakers' details on http://www.gender-summit.eu The Summit brings together top-level science and policy leadership to discuss the latest gender research evidence and gender equality actions taken by leading science institutions, and to introduce consultation on the creation of a Joint Gender Quality Standard.
This is an unprecedented opportunity to align research, innovation and gender mainstreaming policy agendas to improve quality and effectiveness of the scientific endeavour at national and European levels at a time of important challenges facing society.
Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Deputy Director-General Dr Anneli Pauli (DG Research & Innovation), Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission Prof Anne Glover, Pro Rector Prof Curt Rice (University
of Tromsø), Vice Rector Prof Simone Buitendijk (LERU - League of European Research Universities), Head of Research Prof Dr Thomas Illig (Helmholtz Centre Munich), Director of Integrative Activities Dr Wanda Ward (NSF - United States
National Science Foundation), and Head of Quality Assurance and Programme Development Dr Ulrike Eickhoff (DFG - German Research Foundation).
Registration for the Summit is already open www.genderinscience.org