“Ready for Dialogue” – Conference on the Gender Dimension in Science and Research

On 5 November 2015, the German capital will host at the “dbb forum berlin” an international conference on the topic of gender dimension in science and research, entitled “Ready for Dialogue”.

The event is organised by the Essen College of Gender Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen (EKfG), Germany, in close cooperation with the European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS) as the European partner organization.

The main aim of the conference is to initiate a strategic dialogue among relevant national and European key players committed to the recognition and integration of the gender dimension in science and research or having an interest to do so in the future: institutions, research centres and associations that work within and outside the university context.

Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and expertise, in order to build a bridge between the level of knowledge and the level of political action, aiming to develop adequate national and European policies and launch an institutionalized platform assuring a continuous dialogue between the different stakeholders.

At the end of the conference, a poster exhibition will take place. During the exhibition, institutions and organizations promoting gender equality in scientific research will set up stands to present their projects, in order to develop a fruitful collaboration network.