Thematic meeting Women in science and presentation of EQPOWEREC project

5. April 2016

Women in science, economy and politics


The EURAXESS team invites you to a thematic meeting devoted to discussion on the challenges faced by women in science. The meeting will highlight the status of women in research from different angles and from one starting point - gender equality.


At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to hear a variety of organizations and individuals dealing with these themes (Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, various Research Institutes, European Commission) and learn about their current work. Addressing selected issues will contribute to creating better conditions and will contribute to a more balanced role and participation of women and men in science.



ZRC SAZU (Research Centre of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts), April 5, 2016.


10:00 Introductory greeting


10:05 to 11:00 Thematic starting points:


- MSc Peter Volasko, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and Commission for Women in Science:
Strategy of science in Slovenia and international cooperation, the role and involvement of women in science
- Dr. Darja Ferčej Temeljotov, Lek d.d.:
Experience in the employment of women in research - the challenges, benefits, type of employment, international mobility
- Career mobility of researchers: dr. Brigita Rožič (Jozef Stefan Institute) and EURAXESS - European initiatives for researchers' mobility 


11:00 to 11:30 Coffee break


11:30 to 12:30 Presentation of the current international projects on the topic of women in science, economy and politics:


- Dr. Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrčela, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences Ljubljana: project EQPOWEREC - Gender equality in the distribution of economic power
- Dr. Ana Hofman, ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana: project Gendering the Academy and Research: Combating Career Instability and Asymmetries - GARCIA
- Dr. Vlasta Jalušič, Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies - OPENN


12:30 Conclusion


Participation at the event is free of charge. It is necessary to register at this link: registration.