Women Scientists of Europe Unite

A Call to Action to and from Women Scientists of Europe

Science and technology are integral to all aspects of our life — from medicine and the environment to energy and trade. Today, more than ever, breakthroughs in science towards solving society’s biggest challenges are best made by collaborations across national boundaries, by interdisciplinary research, and, foremost, by bringing together diverse scientific minds. Yet, while it is well established that diversity leads to better science, women, people of colour, immigrants, LGBTQIA, and disabled people continue to face ubiquitous and well-known challenges in sciences across the world and across Europe.

We, women scientists of Europe, resolve to stand up against these inequalities.

We are concerned about recent developments, both worldwide after the election of Trump, and in Europe as a result of Brexit, economic crises, and growing anti-science, anti-immigration, and populist sentiments.

We have published our full Call to Action. We encourage you to read it, and invite all scientists, colleagues, and supporters to stand up with us.

(Written by the European Chapter of 500WS. Want to get more involved with European events? Contact message us at info@500womenscientists.org)