Prof Draulans, Gender Summit past speaker

Assistant Professor, ethics & gender and diversity, Tilburg University and Associate Professor of gender studies, University of Leuven, Belgium. 

Veerle Draulans holds a Ph.D from the K.U.Leuven (Belgium). She is Assistant Professor in ethics & gender and diversity at Tilburg University, Netherlands, and Associate Professor of gender studies at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, where she coordinates the inter-faculty course Gender Studies. Her research focuses on values, civil society and religion in Europe, care and care policy, gender and leadership, gender and science. She participates in the European Values Study project. She is member of the Belgian Advisory Committee on Bioethics, the Scientific Board of Kadoc, `Documentation and Research Centre for Religion, Culture and Society (Leuven), and the Board of Directors of Emmaus, Christian inspired group of healthcare and welfare organisations.

Prof Draulans spoke about Strategies for gender balanced higher education in Session 8 - Mainstreaming and Consolidating Gender Research Scholarship at the Gender Summit 2 EU (GS2EU).


Tine Baelmans, Gender Summit past speakers

Vice rector for Student Affairs and Diversity Policy, Full professor at the Faculty of Engineering Science, University of Leuven, Belgium. 

As vice rector she is the head of the Diversity Policy Office and Head of the Equal Opportunities Office at KU Leuven (Belgium). She is chair of the Diversity Council of the university, which prepares advices, statements and actions with respect to diversity and gender for the board of the university. Tine Baelmans is also chair of the Diversity Steering Group of the Association KU Leuven and the Network Group on Diversity of Leuven. The latter connects partners within the city, governmental departments  of the city and the province as well as representatives from different colleges and high schools in the Leuven area.

Prof Baelmans spoke about Mainstreaming and Consolidating Gender Research Scholarship at the Gender Summit 2 EU 2012 (GS2EU).


Hans Borchgrevink, Gender Summit past speaker

Chair, Working Group Monitoring of the ERA Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility (EU-SGHRM). 

Hans M. Borchgrevink MD, is Special Adviser, International Staff, The Research Council Norway (RCN). He is the former Director of Medicine at the Research Council of Norway, and consultant/researcher in audiology and brain function diagnosis. Now chair of WG Monitoring in the ERA Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility (EU-SGHRM), chair WG Mobility in the European Science Foundation Member Organisation (ESF-MO) Forum Researcher Careers, and Norwegian representative in EU SGHRM, EU IMI Innovative Medicine SRG, and EURAXESS. He has been the invited session chair/rapporteur/speaker at several EU Presidency conferences.

Dr Borchgrevink spoke about Integrating the Gender Dimension in Research and Innovation Landscape at the Gender Summit 2 EU (GS2EU).


Belan-Menagier, Gender Summit speakerr

Policy Officer, France representative for the Helsinki Group on Women and Science European Disability Policy Development Project Manager, Ministry for Higher Education and Research, France.

Caroline Bélan-Ménagier works for the Ministry for Higher Education and Research in France. In 2009, the Ministry created a Strategy and Territory Coordination Unit and within this Unit, the Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Office was created. This office has been addressing issues related to gender research and gender equality, disability, and discriminations linked to sex and age – in order to set up procedures, coordinate policies at national level and devise action plans at inter-ministerial level.  Caroline Bélan-Ménagier works as a gender expert in the European context and is in charge of elaborating a national position on gender for the European Research Area and Horizon 2020 with the national actors of research and higher education and of the civil society.  She is also in charge of setting up initiatives to spread the knowledge on the gender dimension in research at the national level. Finally she is one of the French representatives for the Helsinki Group on women in science.

Ms Bélan-Ménagier acted as the Chair in Café Scientifique 4 - GenderSTE: Networking the way to gender equality in science and technology at the Gender Summit 2 EU (GS2EU).


Simone Buitendijk, Gender Summit past speakers

Vice-Rector of the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and member of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Steering Group for the advice paper on Gender in Academia. 

Simone Buitendijk is the Vice-Rector of the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. She holds the chair of Women’s and Family Health at Leiden University Medical Center. She is a member of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Steering Group for the advice paper on Gender in Academia, on which she will be presenting at EGS2012. As Vice Rector, she is responsible for education, student affairs, diversity and Human Resource Management. She received her MD at University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, MPH at Yale in the US, and PhD at Leiden University, the Netherlands. She is a member of the National Health Council that advises the Dutch Government on national issues in health.

Prof Buitendijk's presentation was entitles Report on Gender Equality Action from The League of European Research Universities (LERU) in Session 2: Integrating the Gender Dimension in Research and Innovation Landscape at the Gender Summit 2 EU (GS2EU).