General assembly 2016 and mentoring programme

Dear member of Belgian Women in Science,
Dear supporter of gender equality in scientific careers,

We are delighted to invite you to the next BeWiSe General Assembly taking place at the Royal Observatory of Belgium on September 20 at 18pm.
Discover the meeting agenda in attachment.

To confirm your attendance, just send us back an email at

Looking forward to meeting you on Sept. 20.


Tania Van Loon, Secretary, for BeWiSe board.

Belgian Women in Science association

Brussels, 8-10 November 2016: 9th Gender Summit: Gender-based research, innovation and development for sustainable economies and societal wellbeing

The Gender Summit is a platform for dialogue where scientists, policy makers, gender scholars and stakeholders in science systems examine new research evidence showing when, why, and how biological differences (sex) and socio-cultural differences (gender) between females and males impact on outcomes. The aim is to reach consensus where improvements to science knowledge and science practice are needed and who should take action.

The GS9 Europe invites abstracts from researchers and projects on the following themes:

  • Environment and quality of human life (e.g. pollution and climate change effects on the lives of women and men)
  • Sex and gender dynamics in ecosystem services (e.g. sustainable production of fish or plants for food, protecting biodiversity)
  • Sex-gender effects in research, innovation and development (e.g. differences in results and outcomes for women and men)
  • Sex-gender knowledge in science curriculum and researcher training (e.g. clinical medicine, safety engineering, research standards)
  • Gender in decision-making and leadership (e.g. research teams, assessment of excellence, academic governance)
  • Gender analysis for design and implementation of policy (e.g. open science and innovation, sustainable development)
  • Scientific understanding of sex and gender (e.g. at molecular, cell, physiological, and socio-cultural levels)

Call for Abstracts available via Gender Summit website (deadline 16 July 2016)

GS9 Eu themes:

  1. New research on when, why and how sex-gender issues impact on quality of research, innovation, and development outputs and outcomes
  2. How gender continues to be addressed in Horizon 2020
  3. How to mainstream gender into the EU new vision for ERA of Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World
  4. How the global policy agendas to make the world a better place for all can benefit from incorporating scientific understanding of sex-gender issues
  5. New efforts to develop reliable, and region and sector sensitive, performance metrics and gender equality indicators and statistics, and to integrate them into research, innovation, and development policy actions
  6. The contributions made by the Gender Summit platform, and its global community of experts and practitioners, to advance gender-sensitive and responsive research, innovation, and development.


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