Brussels, 08 Mar 2006
A conference entitled 'Re-searching women in science and technology' will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 15 and 16 May.
The event is intended to give a new impetus to increasing the percentage of women in industrial research. Strategies for equal opportunities will be presented, and new action plans will be drawn up and discussed.
The main topics for discussion will be:
- political developments in Europe and Austria;
- attractiveness of the industry for female scientists and technicians;
- innovative human resource development for cutting edge research;
- presentation of role models in European industry.
EU Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik will be among those attending the event.
For further information, please consult the following web address: http:///europa.eu.int/comm/research/scien ce-society/women/wir/news_en.html