Task of the science is to serve

– Tolstoy –

Science is the captain, and
practice the soldiers.

– Leonardo da Vinci –

Frontiers of science are like the
horizon: the more we approach
it, the more it moves away.

– Boiste –

The fantasy is more important
than knowing.

– Albert Einstein –

Science – it means organized

– Spencer –

Freedom for the science the
same as the air for a living soul.

– Poincaré –

Research area of all sciences is

– Pascal –

System of science must be
looked at as the system of
nature: all in it is endless and

– Cuvier –

Scientific plan without working
hypothesis is a skeleton without
living body.

– Hirschfeld-

The main research subject of
mankind is the human.

– Goethe –

All is important in science.

– Heine –

Books must be results of
sciences, but sciences not results
of books.

– Bacon –

Scientist is not the one, who
gives the right answers, but the
one, who asks the right

– Claude Lévi-Strauss –

The more we will seek for the
truth outside us, the more we
will move away of it. The more
we will be able to understand
who we are, the more the truth
will assert us in ourselves.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Before being dictated the nature
needs to be obeyed.

– Bacon –

A true scientist is not one who
has more acquired, but one who
has more understood.

– Leibniz –

Science – to know how the
being acts. To know the action
of the being.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Science is benefactor of

– Berthelot –

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Dr. Nina Linde have taken part in the online workshop of the H2020 project CASPER

On 16-17 February director of the Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences Dr. Nina Linde have taken part in the online workshop of the H2020 project Certification-Award Systems to Promote Gender Equality in Research (CASPER), where she acts like an external expert/consultant. She actively participated and collaborated with other experts during the co-creation workshop with stakeholders within the framework of the project. 

The task of the February workshop was to discuss three basic scenario directions for development of GECAS (Gender Equality Certification Award Scheme): 1) to modify existing EU-level CAS and include gender equality aspect (e.g. HRS4R); 2) to expand/modify an existing national level GECAS to become an EU-level GECAS; 3) to develop a new EU-level GECAS from scratch. 

All experts agreed that the award for companies should be based on achievements in the field of gender equality, mainstreaming into 4 structural components: 1) management system (leadership and decision-making); 2) environment and infrastructure of organization; 3) teaching staff; 4) students and young researchers.

About the project:

The CASPER project will examine the feasibility of establishing a European award/certification system for gender equality for Research Performing Organizations. Based upon an extensive assessment of available systems and needs across Europe and beyond, it will be developed and evaluated three possible scenarios that pave the ground for a realistic EU wide award/certification framework. Overall, Project pursues three objectives: 

  1. To map and assess existing award and certification systems for gender equality (and related schemes) and to identify existing needs for such a system on the European level
  2. Design three different award/certification scenarios and assess the feasibility of these scenarios plus a fourth no-action scenario along several dimensions.
  3. Prepare the ground for a successful roll-out of a European award/certification scheme

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 872113.