Final presentation


September 17, 2008
10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union
Rue Wiertz 77
1000 Brussels

About the project:

The purpose of the project has been to develop strategies, instruments and measures for implementing gender budgeting as a part of budget planning in science. Three teams from Gdansk (Poland), Vienna (Austria) and Munich (Germany) have been working together. We started with an analysis of the national framework for women and men in science and the financing of the university sector in Austria, Germany and Poland. This was followed by an analysis of the specific situation of women and men and of the process of budgeting at the three co-operating universities, University of Gdansk, University of Augsburg and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. On the basis of these findings we developed instruments and measures for the implementation of gender budgeting in scientific organisations. As part of the support action we adapted a selection of instruments and measures to the specific situation of each co-operating university. By comparing the three countries and the co-operating universities we have been able to extrapolate our findings and to contribute to an European gender watch system. (For more details see

The conference offers the opportunity to present central findings of the SSA to a broad audience. Together with stakeholders and experts at a national and European level we want to discuss strategies and perspectives for implementing gender budgeting with a focus on the area of higher education and research.

Objectives of the conference:



Programme Wednesday, 17 September 2008

09:30 Reception with coffee and tea
10:00 Welcome

Introduction to the SSA "Gender Budgeting as an instrument for managing scientific organisations to promote equal opportunities for women and men - with the example of universities"

  • Dr. Andrea Rothe, Project Co-ordinator, Women's Academy, Munich
10:15 Gender Equality Policies in Science and the Relevance of Budgeting from an European Perspective - Statements

Britta Thomsen, MEP, rapporteur to the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality on "Women and Science" Dr. Maren Jochimsen, Secretary General, European Platform of Women Scientists Maya Widmer, Chair of WIRDEM expert group, Swiss National Science Foundation

11:00 Instruments for Gender Budgeting at Universities
  • Framework and recent trends regarding financing of Higher Education Sector
  • Gender budget instruments
  • Recommendations to universities, governments and EU
  • Birgit Erbe, Women's Academy, Munich
  • Dr. Elisabeth Klatzer, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna
  • Gosia Tarasiewicz, Network of East-West Women/NEWW-Polska, Gdansk

Comments and discussion

12:45 Welcome address


  • Heidrun Piwernetz, Head of Representation of Free State of Bavaria
1 p.m. Lunch break
2 p.m. Budgeting and Gender Equality at Universities - Experiences and Recommendations at University Level Examples of Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, University of Gdansk and University of Augsburg


  • Dr. Elisabeth Klatzer, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna
  • Zofia Lapniewska, Network of East-West Women/NEWW-Polska, Gdansk
  • Dr. Andrea Rothe, Women's Academy, Munich
  • Johanna Zebisch, Social Science Institute, Munich



  • Prof. Dr. Wilfried Bottke, President, University of Augsburg
  • Prof. Dr. Hildegard Macha, Women's Representative, University of Augsburg
3:30 p.m. Workshop: Initiation of New Projects within the 7th Framework Programme
  • information on programmes and current calls
  • networking and arrangements of possible partners

Karen Slavin, GD Research

4:30 p.m. Close

Here you find the Registration for the Conference as PDF


For further information please contact the coordinator:

Frauenakademie München e.V. (FAM)
Baaderstraße 3
80469 München
Tel: ++49 (0) 89-7211881
Fax: ++ 49 (0) 89-7213830

Dr. Andrea Rothe
Tel: ++49 (0) 170 - 89 13 624