Official Launch of Gender in Science Portal GenPORT

A new web portal offering resources on gender and science, covering multiple interest areas and resource types, will be formally launched on 21st April 2016. The GenPORT ( Internet site aims at pooling information on projects, events, organisations and individuals involved in gender in a science context.

Funded by the European Union FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1 programme, GenPORT hosts a large number of resources (publications, reports, presentations) from various domains or disciplines, and from projects (many of which were funded by the EU). Additional portal sections include events, organisations and people involved in Gender in Science. In addition to providing information about published research, studies, and events the portal also offers access to experts and opportunities for sharing and exchanging knowledge and experience.

The official launch event will start with a STOA breakfast event at the European Parliament where Members of the EP and other policy makers, alongside GenPORT representatives and other Gender & STEM experts will speak. The one hour session will examine the European STEM and gender landscape and how GenPORT aims at supporting policy making. Speakers include Eva Kaili, MEP, STOA First Vice-Chair, Liisa Husu, Professor of Gender Studies, Örebro University, Member of GenPORT, Martina Schraudner, Technical University Berlin, and Jörg Müller, Senior researcher and GenPORT Coordinator.

During the remaining day, a Stakeholder Forum will be held at Residence Palace were International bodies present their latest work in the field of gender and science and give participants ample time for discussion. The first panel looks at Agenda Setting and hosts Barbara Limanowska, European Institute for Gender Equality, Katrien Maes, LERU: League of European Research Universities, Lidia Borrell-Damian, European Universities Association and Thomas Berghoefer, GENERA Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area. The afternoon panel includes partners, champions, and ambassadors, hosting Lotta Strandberg, NordfForsk, Gotelind Alber, GenderCC-Women for Climate Justice, Arn Sauer, German Federal Environment Agency, Michael Brennan, Pan European Networks Ltd, and Ineke Klinge, H2020 Advisory Group on Gender.

You can access the new Portal here.