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Panel Cooperation and Committee Attendance

CEWS staff represent the organization on committees relevant to the topic of gender equality in science and research, some of which are listed here.


Chair of the European Commission Expert Group to support the preparation of the EC recommendation to member states on institutional change in universities and research institutions to promote gender equality, 2013 (Dr. Anke Lipinsky).

Contact point for the Federal Conference of Gender Equality Offices in Higher Education in Germany - BuKoF. (Dr. Andrea Löther). CEWS is the contact point for BuKoF.

GWK Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz – Joint Science Conference (formerly Bund-Länder-Kommission) – Workgroup "Gender Equality in Higher Education - Chancengleichheit in Wissenschaft und Forschung" (Jutta Dalhoff).

Gleichstellungs- und Frauenministerinnen-Konferenz Gender Equality and Women Ministers Conference – Workgroup "Promotion of Women in the Sciences - Frauenförderung im Bereich der Wissenschaft" (Jutta Dalhoff).

Member of the Advisory Board of GENDER-net, ERA-net on the promotion of gender equality in research institutions lead by CNRS (Dr. Anke Lipinsky).

Member of the Advisory Board of the "Marie Curie Initial Training Network: Language, Cognition, Gender" (Dr. Anke Lipinsky) – ITN Language, Cognition, Gender brings together ten European Universities, under the leadership of the University of Bern, into a project-based network with the goal of coordinated, trans-national education of Ph.D. candidates.

Member of the International Advisory Board of the 10th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, Dublin 2018 (Dr. Anke Lipinsky).

Member of the International Advisory Board of the EU project "Baltic Gender" (Dr. Nina Steinweg).

Member of the Scientific Board of the Women's & Gender Research Network NRW (Dr. Nina Steinweg).

Statistical Correspondents for the Helsinki Group (Dr. Andrea Löther). On behalf of the BMBF - Federal Ministry of Education and Research, CEWS is the national representative for this EU committee. The goal of the group is to collect data on the situation of women in science, European harmonization of national data surveys, and the development of indicators for individual areas. Through the active collaboration of the statistical correspondents CEWS has become the national center for gender-based statistics in the area of teaching and research. CEWS is often requested to supply information for requests by ministries, those responsible for women’s and equal opportunity, as well as journalists regarding statistics on the situation of women in science, including in international comparisons.

TOTAL E-QUALITY Deutschland e.V. Member of the scientific advisory board (Jutta Dalhoff); development of the university and research institute rating section (Dr. Nina Steinweg).

WHEM Women in Higher Education Management NetworkWHEM is an international feminist research consortium led by Professor Kate White, Federation University Australia. Dr. Anke Lipinsky joined the consortium in 2019.

Workgroup Women in Research Centres - Arbeitskreis Frauen in den Forschungszentren AKFiFz (Dr. Nina Steinweg). In this official committee of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, those responsible for gender equality among the fifteen research centers of the Helmholtz Association have collectively decided to bundle together the representation of the interests of women scientists in non-university research institutions to be able to act as an advisory group to the board.