Interview of the Month: NKC and Marcela Linkova

Every month the European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS) presents the characteristics and activities of one Member Association. This month it is the National Contact Center for Gender and Science.

EPWS: If you wanted to describe your association in one sentence, what would you say?

NKC: Since 2001 we have been working to advance gender equality in Czech research and higher education and address challenges facing specifically women researchers.

EPWS: What are its recent achievements?

NKC: We have an English book out which examines the various facets of the neoliberal transformation of Czech research and its gender impacts. We also have a coordination of a H2020 project GENDERACTION, the goal of which is to create a policy platform to promote ERA Priority 4, which is gender equality and gender mainstreaming in research and innovation.

Katerina Cidlinska, who has long coordinated our mentoring, was elected the chair of the eument-net, a European network of mentoring programmes. And I have been elected the chair of the ERAC Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation, and am keen to advance the agenda at the EU level.

You can read the entire interview at the web site of the European Platform of Women Scientists.

Read all the previous interviews with the members here.