"The Manifesto for Integrated Action on the Gender Dimension in Research and Innovation was presented to the EC Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn on December 16th, 2011. The Manifesto is the product of extensive public consultation and discussion conducted as part of the 1st European Gender Summit (http://www.gender-summit.eu), which took place on 8-9 November 2011 in Brussels, under the patronage of the Polish EU Presidency, the European Commission, and the European Parliament.
3922 scientists from across Europe, US, and beyond have already added their names to the list of signatories since the Manifesto was launched on-line on December 19th. You can still sign the petition! The timing is important because right now policy makers at national and EU level are debating post-FP7 research directions and R&D spending within HORIZON 2020, as well as the proposed European Research Area. Included in the framework proposals for both are explicit requirements for addressing gender issues in research content, cultures and participation. Through the Manifesto we can persuade policy makers that scientists support these actions. The Manifesto is available to read and sign at http://bit.ly/rLS7cn."
Door Petra Van Brabandt