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PRA.G.E.S. - PRActising Gender Equality in Science - Italian Version

The Final Conference of the project "PRActising Gender Equality in Science" - PRA.G.E.S. entitled "Women's Way into Science: Lesson Learned an New Challenges for gender Equality" was held in Rome on December 3-4, 2009 at the "Sala Polifunzionale" of the Presidency of Council of Ministers - located in Via Santa Maria in Via, 37.

This event, organised by the Department for Equal Opportunities, has been devoted to the dissemination of the Guidelines to promote the presence of women in decision making post in scientific research in the Public administration, and more in general, to improve gender equality in science.

The Final Conference has been opened by the Head of the Department for Equal Opportunities, Prof.ssa Isabella Rauti, and by the representative of the DG - Research of the European Commission. The event has been attended by all the partners of the Project, the members of the International Board of Advisors, important international and national representatives, researchers and internationally renowned scholars.




  • Mariella Cozzolino, Technical Secretariat of the Minister for Public Administration and Innovation - Italy
  • Rossella Palomba, National Council of Research - Italy
  • Lotte Bailyn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - USA
  • Dora Gròo, TETALAP Hungarian Science and Technology Foundation - Hungary
  • Jacqueline Scott, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge - UK
  • Gillian Whitehouse, The University of Queensland - Australia
  • Julie Ashdown, Athena SWAN, Equality Challenge Unit and UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology - UK
  • Molly Carnes, WISELI (Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute), University of Wisconsin, Center for Women’s Health Research, USA
  • Giovanna Declich, ASDO - Italy
  • Alice Hogan, Founding Program Director for Advance at the National Science Foundation - USA
  • Liisa Husu, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland and Örebro University - Sweden
  • Adriana Predoi-Cross, Department of Physics, University of Leithbridge and Canadian Association of Physicists - Canada
  • Montserrat Farrel Ferrer, Observatory Against Gender Discrimination, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona - Spain
  • Helene Fuger, Eument-Net – Network of Mentoring Programmes - Switzerland
  • Rita Biancheri, University of Pisa - Italy
  • Marina Cacace, ASDO - Italy
  • Abigail Stewart, U-M ADVANCE, Program at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, The University of Michigan - USA
  • Marcela Linkova, Institute of Sociology, Academy of Science - Czech Republic
  • Martina Schraudner, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft - Germany
  • Felicity Cooke, Equal Opportunity Unit, University of Oxford - United Kingdom
  • Barbara Bagilhole, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Loughborough University - UK