Preparations are underway. Participants will come from all over Europe for the three-day conference to discuss gender and equality issues with a focus on teaching.
‘Let us know if you have any suggestions,’ said Kent Johansson from the Centre Party when the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research arranged a seminar in the EU Parliament on future EU research policy.
Depression is a major cause of sick leave and a growing threat to public health. Twice as many women as men are diagnosed, yet many researchers believe that men’s depression often passes through the healthcare system unnoticed. In addition, it is more difficult for men to ask for help.
On 30 November 2011 the European Commission presented a draft of Horizon 2020, which will replace the EU’s seventh framework programme in 2014. The research shall be aimed at responding to shared societal challenges more than in the past. There will be a focus on innovation. But what is the role of gender research in all of this?
The gender perspective is poorly represented in the new EU research programme proposed by the European Commission, Horizon 2020. To shed light on the importance of gender research, the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research and Vinnova will hold a seminar in the European Parliament on 26 April.
The 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City led to a hunt for alleged terrorists worldwide. In American war propaganda, liberating oppressed women was an argument for strikes against Afghanistan and Iraq. Several researchers hold the view that the so-called war against terrorism resulted, instead, in a gigantic setback for gender equality.