Gender Summit 7 EU 2015



Gender Summit 7 Europe 2015

Mastering gender in research performance, contexts, and outcomes

6 - 7 November 2015, dbb forum, Berlin, Germany

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Europe is leading the world in the effort to make science more aware of and responsive to the consequences of gender inequality and gender bias in science practice and knowledge.  The Summit programme advanced understanding of when, how and why gender issues in research can produce different outcomes for women and men, and, like its predecessors, it demonstrated important intellectual, societal and economic benefits of gender mainstreaming. The Summit took place in Berlin and preceded the Falling Walls celebration as a reminder that gender inequality is a ‘wall’ that also must fall. GS7 Europe will demonstrated 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. 350 participants heard from 80 speakers focusing on The benefits of gender equal and gender sensitive research and innovation (Day 1) and Enhancing the capacity of policy actions to achieve lasting change (Day 2).

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Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, Gender Summit speaker

Cornelia Quennet-Thielen

State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

We are honoured that Cornelia Quennet-Thielen will open the GS7-Eu, the first European Summit to be held in Germany. Cornelia Quennet-Thielen is State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 2008.

Programme at a glance

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Fri 6 Nov Day 1: The benefits of gender equal and gender sensitive research and innovation
8:00-9:00 Registration

Plenary 1

Assessment of individual excellence: metrics, merits and gender
Plenary 2
Assessment of scientific excellence: practices, processes, outcomes
Plenary 3
Shaping the Gender Summit's regional and global mission
Parallel panels
  • PP1: Representing human diversity in biomedical research
  • PP2: ERC funded gender research
  • PP3: Gender as cross cutting issue in research and innovation
  • PP4: Sources and effects of gender bias in career development
  • PP5: Scientific inclusion and diversity in science structures and practices
  • PP6: Policy actions for systematic change
Networking, Poster exhibition
Sat 7 Nov Day 2: Enhancing the capacity of policy actions to achieve lasting change
8:30-9:00 Registration
Plenary 4
Demonstrating the benefits of supporting gender mainstreaming policy in science

Plenary 5

Realising the full scope of policy impact through strategic alliances among key players
  • KEF 1: Improving access to experts and knowledge
  • KEF 2: Dealing with gender differences in the early stages of scientific careers
  • KEF 3: Integrating gender dimension in study design
  • KEF 4: Mainstreaming gender at national and field level: new evidence, better measures
  • KEF 5: Nordic Call for gendered science knowledge
  • KEF 6: Transforming policies in funding, hiring and publishing



GS7 Partners

The GS7EU is convened in partnership with Elsevier, Robert Bosch Stiftung, NordForsk and Portia


 Robert Bosch Stiftung


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GS7 Recently added speakers

Prof Lars Wärngård

Director Planning and Process Development, Forte, Sweden.

Gender mainstreaming at Forte
KEF 5: Nordic Call for gendered science knowledge

Prof Wärngård is the Director of Planning and Process Development at Forte. Forte funds research for people's health, working life and welfare in Sweden. It is a government agency under the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.  He is also Adjunct Professor in Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University and Associate professor in Toxicology at the Karolinska Institute. Prof Wärngård also has extensive experience mentoring and coaching students, university management and private companies.

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Prof Hilary Lappin-Scott
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Strategic Development, Swansea University, Wales, UK.

The recommendations for action of the Welsh Government’s Task Force
Panel 5: Realising the full scope of policy impact through strategic alliances among key players

Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott graduated from the University of Warwick (BSc and PhD) and then held Post-doctoral Fellowships in the UK and Canada before her appointment as Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Exeter in 1990. She was awarded a Personal Chair in Microbiology in 1999. Her research group works on unravelling the complexities within microbial biofilm communities and has resulted in the publication of over 200 scientific papers in Microbial Ecology and the successful training of 50 PhD students to completion, many of whom have senior academic or senior posts in multi-national businesses.

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