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Gender Research Improving Europe A seminar on Horizon 2020 and Gender Research, 26 April, 2012, Brussels
Seminar
Date: 26.04.2012  Time:
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Hosted by: Marita Ulvskog, MEP
Organized by: Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research & Vinnova
One of the world’s biggest challenges is the gender gap. At every stage of life, men’s and women’s life conditions are still highly unequal, in terms of health, financial situation, education, family life, political influence and opportunities for participating in the labour market on equal terms. According to the ‘Innovation Union’ strategy, failing to give men and women equal opportunities leads to mismanagement of human resources, skills and both sexes’ willingness to take part in the development of society. European society is facing great challenges and research can play a crucial part in solving the problems concerned. This seminar highlights the benefits of integrating gender research in EU funded research and innovation.

PROGRAMME

08.30 Registration

09.00 Welcome
Marita Ulvskog, MEP Sweden

09.15 Introduction: The benefits of integrating gender research in EU funded research & innovation
Kerstin Alnebratt, Director of Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research

09.30 Presentation of a gender research with a European relevance
Theme: Gender & Climate
Annika Carlsson-Kanyama, professor FOI, Swedish Defence Research Agency
Ioana Borza, Gender Expert, European Institute for Gender Equality, EIGE, presenting a new report on gender and climate
Gotelind Alber, consultant, GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice

10.40 Gender & Innovation
Dan Andrée, Special Advisor, Vinnova – Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems

10.45 The promotion of gender in FP7 and Horizon 2020
Viviane Willis-Mazzichi, Head of Sector “Gender”, DG Research, European Commission

11.00 Panel discussion
Kent Johansson, MEP, Sweden
Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director, Portia
Britta Thomsen, MEP, Denmark
Marita Ulvskog, MEP, Sweden
Viviane Willis-Mazzichi, Head of Sector “Gender”, DG Research, European Commission

Moderator: Kerstin Alnebratt, Director of Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research

11.55 Closing of the seminar: Kerstin Alnebratt/Marita Ulvskog

12.00 Sandwich mingle

Facilitator: Maria Edström, Research Officer, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research

Location: Altiero Spinelli, A3H-1, European Parliament, Brussels

Registration: Register for the seminar no later than 16 April to bosse.parbring@genus.gu.se.


Please note that participants without valid entry pass to the European Parliament should indicate this in their confirmation, together with their date of birth, nationality, type and number of the identity document. At the day of the seminar, participants without entry pass are requested to be present at the entrance of the European Parliament’s ASP-building towards Place Luxembourg between 8.30 and 9.00.


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Swedish Secretariat for gender research, Vinnova