Sciences Po

The Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques

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The Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) is a fully-fledged, self-governing research university specialised in the social-economic sciences and the humanities which enrols some 11,000 students per year, including 40% of foreign students from more than 130 countries. Sciences Po is the leading research institution in social sciences in France with 60 full-time professors, more than 200 researchers, 80 foreign professors invited each year and 400 academic partnerships with universities around the world. Sciences Po is home to a doctoral school offering 7 graduate programmes. Based on a multi-disciplinary approach, it associates and combines skills and know-how from the different social sciences – in particular economy, history, political science and sociology and the humanities.

It hosts the richest library in humanities and social sciences in continental Europe. Its publishing house, Les Presses de Sciences Po, has over 1000 titles and six academic journals in its catalogue. Sciences Po also hosts 10 research centres, of which 5 are closely linked to the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), third party to EGERA. Sciences Po facilitates their full participation in the European Research Area, as 17 of its research teams have been involved in FP6, and 30 in FP7. Sciences Po is a signatory of The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and fully supports the principles set out in its recommendations. The full endorsement of the objectives drawn in the present call and of those set up in the GEAP annexed to this project, accounts for the support of Sciences Po to the promotion of gender equality in research and the academia.

The project is coordinated, at Sciences Po, by its Gender studies Program (PRESAGE), hosted since 2010  at the Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE) of  Sciences Po. Dedicated to research and public policy evaluation, the OFCE brings together over 40 researchers, including internationally renowned research fellows (Robert Gordon, Edmund Phelps, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz) and three Nobel Prize laureates. PRESAGE provides courses on gender issues at all academic (degree) levels, and supports research on gender in all research centres of Sciences Po. It organizes regular conferences from internationally renowned scholars. It also endorses a consulting activity on gender equality issues for major groups and institutions in France. PRESAGE concentrates the gender expertise requested for the effective management of EGERA.

Leader of WP1 and WP5. Sciences Po provide expertise on WP2, WP3, WP4 and WP6. In particular, it provide a full gender training offer to the other members of the consortium, under the coordination of SKU, WP4 leader.

Core team

Helene Perivier

Hélène Périvier, PhD, is a senior economist at the Sciences Po-OFCE and PRESAGE coordinator since 2010. Her research interests focus on the comparative analysis of family policies and gender discriminations on the labour market. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and research reports for French and EU institutions.

Maxime Forest

Maxime Forest, PhD, is a senior expert on Gender equality in research and the academia. He will be hired by Sciences Po as a scientific coordinator of EGERA for the duration of the project. He has published numerous edited volumes and articles on the Europeanization of Gender equality policies in international journals and publishers and has been attached to the French Ministry of Research and Higher education to design gender equality training schemes in 2011-2013. Regularly consulted by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) on issues related to gender mainstreaming and gender training, he is a member of the French Haut Conseil à l’Egalité entre les femmes et les hommes (High Gender Equality Council).

Rejane Senac

Réjane Sénac, PhD, is a CNRS senior research fellow at the CEVIPOF (joint research unit Sciences Po/CNRS, see Third Party section) and Associate researcher at PRESAGE-Program. An internationally renowned specialist on parity and diversity politics in France, she has published numerous volumes, book chapters and article in international peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of the French Haut Conseil à l’Egalité entre les femmes et les hommes (High Gender Equality Council).

Marta Dominigues Folgueras

Marta Dominguez Folgueras, PhD, is an associate professor at Sciences Po (OSC) and a doctor member of the Juan March Institute, Madrid. Her research focuses on the sociology of family and gender relations, and it has been published in international, peer-reviewed journals.

Francoise Milewski

Françoise Milewski is research fellow at the OFCE-Sciences Po and PRESAGE coordinator since 2010. Her research interests mainly cover gender inequalities in the work place. She has published numerous research reports and papers, and regularly intervenes as a senior policy expert on gender equality for public and private organizations.

Anne Boring

Anne Boring, PhD, is an economist and postdoc researcher at Sciences Po-OFCE and a research affiliate at LEDa-DIAL. She completed her PhD in 2012 at the University Paris Dauphine, specializing in the political economy of trade. Her passion for teaching has led her to be Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies in Economics and Mathematics at Sciences Po since 2011. The focus of her current research interests is mainly on gender and education.

Viviane Albenga, PhD in sociology, is a post-doctoral researcher in Sciences Po for EGERA. Her researches focus on gender and cultural practices on one hand, on French gender equality policies on the other hand. Her thesis won the prize of Paris city for gender studies in 2010 and is going to be published. She wrote several papers in peer-reviewed journals and reports for French institutions.


Alina Lupu
Project Manager