About the European Gender Summit 2011
"Congratulations on the success of the gender summit - I really think it has been a turning point in terms of support to gender equality in science!" EGS2011 speaker. Read more feedback
• European universities
• private and public sector research organisations
• national and international research funding bodies
• national and international policy
• pan-European scientific committees
• science journals and publications
Speakers explored how the gender dimension stimulates excellence and innovation in R&D&I and showcased examples of effective gender equality programmes (2011 programme with session descriptions pdf). Delegates exhibited over 50 posters (2011 Posters summaries and download).
As part of the European Gender Summit we conducted extensive consultation with hundreds of representatives of the scientific community during and in the run up to the European Gender Summit. Through this a collective agreement on policy development on gender for innovation improvement, entitled the Policy Manifesto on "Integrated Action on the Gender Dimension in Research”, was produced. The Manifesto was presented to Máire Geoghegan Quinn, EC Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science on 16 Dec 2011 and has received over 4000 signatures since. Through this support of the R&D&I community we were able to secure the European Parliament as the venue for this year’s event, and thereby ensure that gender is central to policy discussions about the upcoming reshaping of European research. This year we will build on the discussions and examine how incorporation of the gender dimension in our R&D&I can benefit Europe and European research. This will be considered mainly in the context three current European Commission policy initiatives: Horizon 2020; the European Research Area; and Innovation Union.
In response to the strong demand exhibited for opportunities to contribute to policy dicussions, demonstrated by the huge response we received to the public consultation, this year we are launching a European Gender Summit online Community Platform to gather more of your views and to further improve exchange and formation of multilateral networks within the community.
High level initiative
"The summit has been a success and a way to bring together a number of colleagues working on gender from different points of view." EGS2011 participant. Read more feedback
The European Gender Summit was held under the auspices of the, Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and supported by the European Commission through the Science and Society Programme (FP7) and the European Parliament, specifically, STOA European Parliament: Science and Technology Options Assessment. The event was supported by a range of high-level partners and patrons from different sectors and backgrounds (see list of our 2011 Patrons and Partners).
Down load the 2011 Speaker Biographies (pdf) | See the list of 2011 delegate organisations | Download 2011 Programme and Session descriptions (pdf) | Read more 2011 Feedback | Read and download 2011 Posters summaries and download | Read more about and sign the Manifesto | Access the 2011 Presentations