Navigation Links
Shaping a new culture of research & innovation in Europe
Date:10/28/2011

Gender in Science and its partners today launched a report on the results of a public consultation which invited all European innovation stakeholders to give their views on the correlation between 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 expands on the question of strengthening women's role to contribute to a better understanding of how Europe can enhance its research and innovation systems by addressing gender issues. The consultation contains 14 questions focusing on the three key dimensions of this debate: (1) Research cultures and scientific quality, (2) Innovation cultures and creativity and (3) Structural change and social responsibility.

During the one month consultation period, over 300 responses were received. Across all the contributions the key findings include:

  • Identifying gender equality roles and responsibilities for institutional leader is not at all obvious at present.
  • There is strong support for a more multi- and inter-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 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, which show serious shortcomings in the capacity to address gender issues effectively, can be pinpointed.

"The results of this consultation represent an important shift in the way gender issues are perceived in science and innovation", said Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer, genSET Gender in Science, "We're moving away from the traditional notion of gender as a women's issue and acknowledging the importance of different gender dimensions in science. These range from biological to societal and cultural, and in order to drive innovation in science, it is important that all of these dimensions are addressed."

Professor Marja Makarow, ESF Chief Executive stated: "There is an overwhelming support for the inclusion of the gender dimension as a way of improving research quality, innovative potential, and institutional R&D&I capacity that is needed to address the challenges facing Europe.

Research and innovation need the brightest minds to unearth new findings, perspectives and discoveries that improve our lives and strengthen our societies. Engage all talented individuals to benefit from their skills, expertise and creativity is therefore vital. This goal is unlikely to be met if we let gender prejudices or societal barriers shadow almost half of the research community."

The results of the consultation will be discussed at the European Gender Summit in Brussels on 8-9 November. Together with the onsite discussions, the consultation responses will feed into the policy manifesto on "Integrated Action on the Gender Dimension in Research". To register for the Summit, please contact esf@kaizo.net.


'/>"/>
Contact: Emma Knott, Kaizo
Emma.knott@kaizo.net
44-020-731-764-715
European Science Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Pollogen Launches the Maximus, Advanced Solution for Fat Reduction and Body Shaping based on Innovative TriLipo Technology
2. UT Southwestern researchers uncover Fragile X syndrome genes role in shaping brain
3. Helmets must be part of skiing and snowboarding culture, doctors urge
4. 3-D cell culture: Making cells feel right at home
5. Florida Departments of Agriculture and Education Join Florida Dairy Farmers and NFL to Improve Health and Wellness in Florida Schools
6. How pest insects might adapt to climate change, affecting agriculture and health
7. New iPhone App “Wing Chun Masters” Brings 400-Year-Old Kung Fu To Life Amidst Renewed Popular Interest In Culture.
8. UCLA scientists teach cultured brain cells to keep time
9. Culture wires the brain: A cognitive neuroscience perspective
10. Safety cultures in EMS agencies vary widely, Pitt study finds
11. Study: Mental illness stigma entrenched in American culture; new strategies needed
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... At its annual meeting held last ... Chairman of the National Board of Directors. Mr. McDermott succeeds former APDA Chairman, Fred ... Leslie A. Chambers , APDA President and CEO. “Pat has tirelessly served APDA ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Stuart ... tattoo technology, the PicoSure. Designed to provide the most effective tattoo removal today, Dr. ... with unmatched results. , Developed by Cynosure, the PicoSure has been approved by the ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Colorize is ... one drop zone to the next using Colorize's dynamic moving camera. Colorize is perfect ... package includes a 3D slideshow environment with 1 to 5 focus points per scene, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Health and wellness ... relevant to individuals in the event they are experiencing an illness. Migraines are a ... Americans that are afflicted with migraines would not wish the pain on their worst ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On June 9-10, Las Vegas will host ... (CME) event presented by the Association for Comprehensive Care in Rare Diseases (ACCORD). ... mission is to provide education, tools, and resources to primary care clinicians that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... Bernstein Liebhard LLP today announced that a securities class ... for the District of Arizona on ... or entities who purchased common shares of Insys Therapeutics Inc. ... 3, 2015 through January 25, 2016 (the "Class Period").  The ... of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 Global Immunology ... market to drive long-term market growth Summary ... set of chronic disorders that affect 5–7% of ... terms of their symptoms and key patient demographics, ... of immune pathways and an inappropriate immune response. ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... SPRING, Md. , Feb. 4, 2016 In ... Califf , the FDA,s Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and ... action plan to reassess the agency,s approach to opioid medications. ... epidemic, while still providing patients in pain access to effective ... The FDA will: , Re-examine the risk-benefit paradigm ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: