Monday, June 23, 2008

CEC Activities in Europe

The project has been planned to provide basic training tools (in the English language) to increase participation of women in FP 6 activities and generally the participation of women and young scientists in research activities. These training tools which will be used during and after the completion of the project at national level. The website will be instrumental for achieving this goal and therefore all project results and materials are published on the CEC-WYS website for downloads by general public.
Monitoring women and science policy developments
In 2002, the European Commission commissioned a report on the situation facing women scientists in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic states from the ENWISE expert group. In June 2004 the report was made available, formulating recommendations to the European Union on women and science at national and European level.
The four Central European partners of the project served as "watchdogs" by mapping, measuring and reporting to what extend the recommendations of the ENWISE Group have been implemented at national level. The reports are available here to download in the national language and English. The process of mapping and the end result contribute to lobbying for further improvements in the position of women in science at national level.