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Actions for gender equality


We have several strategies to help our researchers, not only women, and sustain their growth and success both personally and professionally.

  • Measures to support future mothers and young parents
  • We provide role models for scientists (men and women) to inspire and help fight prejudices.
  • We strive to improve a better work and family balance of our members through events where senior and younger researchers mingle, meet and discuss.
  • We create a culture and boundary conditions at the workplace for female scientists to have equal career opportunities. We address delicate subjects such as sexual harassment.
  • We propose career counseling events to give insight into all scientific possibilities, highlight job possibilities in industry, government, journalism etc and help young researchers make choices for their future.
  • Research career advice programmes are organised to tackle topics such as effective oral presentations with more confidence, tips for writing a CV, identifying grants, preparing a budget and more.
  • Research skills development is encouraged by initiating training in academic writing, oral and written presentation skills of research findings, data and work management, identifying research grants and writing a  proposal, on how to develop ideas for a research proposal or how to supervise master students, etc.
  • Personal effectiveness  and communication skills are looked after with training and coaching opportunities on negotiation skills, time and stress management, effective communication and all other generic soft skills necessary to advance in any career.
  • Leadership training to help run a lab, hire and manage personnel are proposed to younger PIs and we hold panels on the ethics of science.

Follow our activities and offered training by regularly  consulting our dedicated events page.


Useful links on gender equality


Useful links for career development


Useful links for career & family balance


Useful links on mentoring


Useful links on soft skills