29-30 November 2012: 2nd European Gender Summit – Brussels

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

Building on the great success of last year’s event, the European Gender Summit 2012 brings together top-level researchers, science leaders, and policy makers to examine gender issues that impact on the implementation of the upcoming Horizon 2020, the European Research Area, and Innovation Union. We are very glad to announce that this year’s Summit will be held at the European Parliament, Brussels. As a high-level platform dedicated to promoting research evidence and consensus-seeking dialogue involving top-level leaders in science and policy and gender research scholars and experts, the Summit is dedicated to supporting and advancing excellence and effectiveness of research and innovation at all levels.   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.

Speakers include: 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 and offers excellent ‘early bird’ rates until the 7th of September.