Bridging the Gap - Gender Budgeting in Science

News author: Birgit Erbe
Source of news: Frauenakademie München e.V.
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2008-07-29 09:29:16 / News read 2195 reading

The conference offers the opportunity to present central findings of the SSA to a broad audience. Together with stakeholders and experts at a national and European level we want to discuss strategies and perspectives for implementing gender budgeting with a focus on the area of higher education and research.

Objectives of the conference:
- Present new perspectives on how to make science more attractive to women
- Dissemination of the findings of the project
- Motivation to implement gender budgeting in organisations of Higher Education
- Highlight the importance of a top-down strategy, funding criteria and the role of the EU
- Networking for further EU gender projects

Birgit Erbe, FAM Frauenakademie München e.V. (Women’s Academy Munich)
Auenstr. 31, D-80469 München
Johanna Zebisch, SIM Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut München


September 17, 2008
10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union
Rue Wiertz 77, 1000 Brussels

About the project:
The purpose of the project has been to develop strategies, instruments and measures for
implementing gender budgeting as a part of budget planning in science. Three teams from
Gdansk (NEWW-Poland), Vienna (Austria) and Munich (Germany) have been working together. We
started with an analysis of the national framework for women and men in science and the
financing of the university sector in Austria, Germany and Poland. This was followed by an
analysis of the specific situation of women and men and of the process of budgeting at the
three co-operating universities, University of Gdansk, University of Augsburg and Vienna
University of Economics and Business Administration.
On the basis of these findings we developed instruments and measures for the
implementation of gender budgeting in scientific organisations. As part of the support action
we adapted a selection of instruments and measures to the specific situation of each cooperating
university. By comparing the three countries and the co-operating universities we
have been able to extrapolate our findings and to contribute to an European gender watch

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