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Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on equality between women and men, 2005
In this year's annual report on equality between women and men for the Spring European Council, the Commission shows that while gender employment and education gaps are closing in the EU, the gender pay gap has remained almost unchanged.
Commission Recommendation on the European Charter for Researchers and on a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers
On 11 March the European Commission has adopted a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. These two documents are key elements in the EU’s policy to make research an attractive career, which is a vital feature of its strategy to stimulate economic and employment growth. The Charter and Code of Conduct will give individual researchers the same rights and obligations wherever they may work throughout the EU. This should help counter the fact that research careers in Europe are fragmented at local, regional, national or sectoral level, and allow Europe to make the most of its scientific potential.
Commission recommendation on the European Charter for Researchers and on a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers
The importance of encouraging work-life balance is included in the section, "working conditions" and recommends a gender balance at all levels of staff.
Council Resolution on Science and Society and on Women in Science, 26 June 2001 (10357/01) (PDF, ~ 85 Kb)
Commission Staff Working Paper
Women and Science: the gender dimension as a leverage for reforming science, 15 May 2001 (SEC(2001)771) (PDF, ~ 600 Kb)
Resolution of the Parliament (PDF, 22.7 Kb) adopted on 3 February 2000 (PE 284.656; A5-0082/1999)
European Parliament resolution on the communication from the Commission entitled:
‘Women and science’ - Mobilising women to enrich European research (COM(1999) 76 –
C5-0103/1999 – 1999/2106(COS))
Resolution of the Council adopted on 20 May 1999 (8565/99)
Women and Science – Mobilising women to enrich European research. Communication of the Commission adopted on 17 February 1999 (COM(1999)76 final) (PDF, ~ 220 Kb)
European Commission studies
'Wasted talents: turning private struggles into a public issue':
Report on the situation facing women scientists in the Eastern and Central European countries and in the Baltic States.
(PDF – 5,9Mb)
Study on networks of women scientists - Final recommendations report (PDF, 294 Kb)
the European Report on Science & Technology Indicators (ERSTI/REIST):
Encouraging Women into S&T - Women in Science: What do the indicators reveal? (PDF, 483 Kb)
Women in Industrial Research - A wake up call for European industry, 2003 (PDF files divided by chapter)
The Minerva's Daughters report (PDF, 1.8 Mb) ¨
European Report: National Policies on Women and Science in Europe, 2002
National Reports from the Helsinki Group countries, 2001
Gender Impact Assessment Studies
ETAN Report: Science Policies in the European Union: Promoting excellence through mainstreaming gender equality, 2000 (PDF, ~ 1 Mb)
Framework Programme 6 and gender equality
Vademecum Gender Mainstreaming in the 6th Framework Programme– Reference Guide for Scientific Officers/Project Officers
Women and Science: "Statistics in Focus" from Eurostat
She Figures 2003 (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
She Figures 2003 is the widest collection of European indicators on Women and Science yet produced, and comes complete with explanatory texts, technical guidelines and methodological notes.