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June 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 13:33

Dear GenPORT colleagues,

Horizon 2020 considers gender as a cross-cutting issue and it shall be adequately integrated in research and innovation content at the level of Work Programmes and projects. Applicants to Horizon 2020 calls are encouraged to include the gender dimension in their proposals. The European Commission is continuously looking for experts with gender expertise in all areas of Horizon 2020 calls to evaluate submitted research proposals.

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By: joerg
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:26

GenPORT officially launched its Internet Portal at the European Parliament during a working breakfast hosted by the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel, and attended by MEPs representing the Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) committees, on the 21st April 2016 in Brussels. The breakfast was hosted by Terry Reintke MEP (FEMM Committee member) and Eva Kaili MEP (STOA First Vice-Chair) and chaired by Mairead McGuinness, EP Vice-President responsible for STOA who gave insightful introductions and reflections as to how GenPORT could support their work.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 17:53

Our weekly interview series takes us this time to Sweden.  Dr. Fredrik Bondestam, Head of Operations and Research Coordinator in the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research (Sweden) will talk about recent developments on Gender Equality in  the Northern European Countries.

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Friday, June 3, 2016 - 14:31

As a contribution to the European Maker Week we present the interview with Dr. Marike Kolossa on gender-sensitive environmental monitoring.

Dr. Marike Kolossa is responsible for the German Environmental Survey and the German Specimen Bank which constitute two fundamental pillars of the the German system for health-related environmental monitoring. She works in the Department of Environmental Hygiene, Section Toxicology, Health related Environmental Monitoring at German Federal Environmental Agency (Germany).

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By: joerg
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 19:01

An increasing amount of work in science, research and development happens collaboratively. The trend towards collective efforts in knowledge production is clearly visible by looking at the rise of co-authored papers over the last decades (Wuchty, Jones, & Uzzi, 2007)⁠.  However, to which degree gender diversity affects these research collaborations is an open question currently addressed in Europe (the H2020 project GEDII) or planned to be addressed in the US (Valantine & Collins, 2015). 

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