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Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
phone: +386 1 4773593
fax: +386 1 4773935

CEC-WYS – Central European Centre for Women and Youth in Science

The objective of CEC-WYS is to empower women and young scientists in Central Europe and to contribute to achieving gender equality in R&D.

Working within this broad objectives framework, CEC-WYS aims to achieve the following:

  • by making actions to mobilise and network women scientists, we aim to increase their visibility and participation in national, European and international research and their invitation to advisory boards and scientific committees
  • to increase the participation of women in decision-making and evaluation procedures of Framework Programme funding
  • to foster reflective practices by raising awareness of the implications of gender dimension of scientific research
  • to develop scientists’ skills in incorporating this practice into their research ideas and methodologies
  • to encourage policy developments at national level concerning the issue of women in science
  • to prepare young researchers to take ownership of their research projects, and develop their skills in communication and responsible conduct of research, and provide them with the skills and reflection to develop into effective supervisors and mentors
  • to make actions to mobilise and network young scientists in order to advocate their interests in a policy debate particularly from a regional and gender perspective

DURATION: 1 March 2004 – 28 February 2007

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