COGAIN Gender Action Plan

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Gender Action Plan

The COGAIN network pays attention to the gender issues by encouraging and supporting female participation in all levels.

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union states: Equality between men and women must be ensured in all areas. Although the numbers of female graduates in most European countries are higher than are those of male graduates, the scientific labour market is male-dominated.
More about European Union's Gender Equality.

The Science and Society in Europe theme within the European Research Area program is the European Commission's effort to take science out of the lab and into the public arena. Women & science theme is part of this effort and it includes the EC's actions to promote gender equality through its Sixth Framework Programme.
More about European Union's Women & science.

The European Commission established a group of national representatives (in the 15 EU Member States and 17 associated countries) responsible for issues about gender equality in science. This Helsinki Group on Women and Science, named after their first meeting in Helsinki in November 1999, promotes the participation and equality of women in the sciences in Europe.
More about Helsinki Group on Women and Science.