About 800 participants and 56 exhibitors attended the conference entitled European Gender Summit: Scientific Quality through Equality which was recently held in Brussels. All the participants got a vote, and the voting criteria were as follows:
The KIF Committee’s poster garnered the most votes. Third place also went to a Norwegian group – a project called Jenteprosjektet ADA at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), which works to recruit young women to studies in computer science, informatics and technical cybernetics. Second place was awarded to the Athena Swan Charter for Women in Science from the U.K.
The conference, which was funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, brought together leaders in research and policymaking to discuss how gender and gender equality can make inroads in research and innovation at the European level.
According to conference organizers, the winning poster will be promoted by genSET – Gender in Science. The poster’s message deals with integrating a gender equality perspective into modern, qualitative leadership, and is based on the publication Talent at stake. Changing the culture of research - gender-sensitive leadership. The poster also promotes the KIF Committee and the site Gender Balance in Research - Norway. The poster was a cooperative effort between the KIF Committee and KILDEN – Information Centre for Gender Research in Norway.
Translated by Connie Stultz.