Completed project

WS Debate - Stimulating Policy Debate on Women and Science Issues in Central Europe

Project duration: 
2006 - 2008

The WS DEBATE project is a Specific Support Action in the EU 7th Framework Programme. Its overall objective of is the stimulation of policy and public debate on the situation and perspectives of women in science, in order to bridge the gap between policy developments and public understanding of the related issues, and raise gender awareness among policy makers, scientists, as well as among the lay public interested in scientific developments.

This objective will be realised by encouraging a broad public debate based on the dissemination of the knowledge gathered by the Enwise report (Waste of talents: turning private struggles into a public issue – Women and Science in the Enwise countries; European Commission, EUR 20955 EN) in the countries of Central Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia).

The project will support the process of implementing the Enwise recommendations, as well as contribute to the promotion of a dialogue on best gender equality practice in research and development by the publication of national reports on the situation of women in science and the organisation of conferences in each partner country.

Principal investigator: 
Dr. Dora GROO
Prof. Daniela VELICHOVA
Prof. Elzbieta H. OLEKSY
Grant agency: 
International project

Project publications (total 2, displaying 1 - 2)

Linková, Marcela (ed.)

The publication Trans/formation: gender, science and society explores the issue of women in science in the CR from the 19th century to the present. It builds on the findings of EC’s Enwise expert group from 2004.

EU, gender, sociology of science, transformation
Gender & sociologie
Type of publication:
Linková, Marcela

The chapter looks into the development of the issue of women in science in the Czech Republic after 1989 in relation and in the light of European policies aimed at supporting women in science.

EU, gender, sociology of science, transformation, public policy
Gender & sociologie
Type of publication:
Chapter in monograph

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