Swedish mainstreaming at European conference

2015-06-02 11:08

The Gender Summit 7 Europe in Berlin this fall gathers researchers, policy makers, science and innovation leaders and other stakeholders in the field of science. The Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research will be there to talk about gender mainstreaming.

‘I am excited to be able to share our insights from the first running years of the initiative Gender Mainstreaming in Authorities, says Lillemor Dahlgren, head of gender equality division at the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research.

She will make a presentation about the Secretariats assignment from the Swedish government to support 41 governmental agencies in their work with gender mainstreaming.

The Summit takes place in Berlin, 6-7 november. GS7-Europe will demonstrate how to apply the gender lens to improve effectiveness of research and innovation, and how to transform policy context through strategic, high-level policy alliances to enable lasting change to take place.

Day one focuses on: The benefits of gender equal and gender sensitive research and innovation and Day two on: Enhancing the capacity of policy actions to achieve lasting change.

The aim of Gender Summit is to make gender equality the norm in science and to embed gender as a primary dimension of research and innovation quality. The Summits were established in 2011 in Europe and has been held five times since; bringing together over 2000 participants and 400 contributors from over 50 countries, representing expertise and leadership in policy, gender scholarship, science decision making and industry. In 2015 there will be held Summits in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europé.

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