Four political groups from Salamanca´s Town Council approve this motion with the aim of giving visibility to female scientists and eliminating the gender gap.

The Political Parties that form part of the current local council, PP, PSOE, Ciudadanos and Ganemos Salamanca, have unanimously approved of the participation of the town council in activities that will help disseminate and promote the participation of women and girls in science.

Last week we have celebrated International Women´s and Girls´ Science Day, whose aim is to put an end to prejudices and invest more in STEM and offer the same opportunities to women and girls to improve their career outlook and their professional development.  With this aim, the local socialist group carried out works on this topic and presented a motion at the Municipal Plenary Meeting which took place on the 10th of March. This motion can be viewed here, in it, Salamanca´s Town Council is being urged to:   

  •  Participate, collaborate and disseminate activities related to the International Women´s and Girl´s International Science Day.
  •  Include initiatives in the planned activities of the Salamanca City of Knowledge Foundation, that will encourage schools to explore professional scientific careers.
  •  Organize activities that will publicly celebrate the contribution of female scientists to the scientific progress and to the society.
  •  Set collaboration and cooperation schemes with the University of Salamanca and the Pontificia University in order to reach these goals.

It makes me happy to know that such joust and important matters for science are of key interest to our governors. My congratulations to all of them.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Catedrático en el Área de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial de la Universidad de Salamanca. Director del Grupo de Investigación BISITE // Full Professor in Area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Salamanca. Director of the BISITE Research Group

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