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Aalborg University, EDGE (Centre for Equality, Diversity and Gender);
The objective of this research memorandum is to identify and describe what constitutes the significant barriers against achieving a better gender balance at Danish universities, in particular within natural sciences and technology.The memorandum also addresses the question of the possible role of research funding institutions in relation to gender imbalances in academia, and in particular which actions and measures have been put in place in order to prevent women from remaining disproportionately underrepresented.Based on desk research, this research memorandum presents in total six promising practices and short summaries of existing experiences regarding what works in addressing the gender gap in research funding. While the identified gender balancing initiatives and measures stem from numerous national contexts, each of them are characterised by focusing mainly on one specific part of the grant allocation process – whether it be early in the process, where measures such as certification of applicants and/or earmarked funds are a possibility, or while applicants and projects are being assessed, or in the post-award phase, where measures to ensure public accountability for funding schemes and counteracting the motherhood penalty are distinct possibilities. Following the presentation of the promising practices below is a number of clear and concise recommendations on possible actions to be taken.
Describes the use of electronic medical records, standardized clinical communications, and patient identification numbers by Denmark's primary care physicians; a nonprofit organization's role in implementation and certification; and elements of success.
Institute of Exercise and Sport Sciences at University of Copenhagen;
Based on empirical data from Danish foundations, this report aims at evaluating the roles and the visions of foundations, and questioning the statutes of foundations in a European context. It also considers emerging issues linked to internal governance or new government policies. Includes case-studies summaries from Danish foundations.
National Danish School of Social Work;
An introduction to the third sector in Denmark. This study is based on the idea that an individual's position in society can be analysed through his/her relations with four sectors: state, market, organisations, family. Two end tables refer to Danish history and social policy, and the features of development of Danish social legislation, respectively.
London School of Economics and Political Science;
In recent years, the third sector has grown increasingly important in Europe. This trend not only suggests greater political interest in the third sector, but also indicates that the EU is taking a more active role in policy-making in this field. With the help of five theses and the background of recent research findings in the field, this document explores what lies behind this shift, what developments are likely to take place in the coming years, and how these will affect the third sector.
Environmental Defense Fund;
The Danish Pelagic and Demersal Individual Transferable Quota Programs (ITQ Programs) include a number of thoughtful design decisions in order to meet the programs' goals, including promoting economic growth in the fisheries sector by balancing the capacity of the fishing fleet with the available resource, and addressing social concerns. Important features of the catch share program include quota set-asides for small vessels and new entrants; Fishpools, which promote cooperation and coordination among participants; and programs to reduce discards. Denmark's catch share programs demonstrate how innovative design features can be used to promote social goals within a system introduced for economic and biological reasons.
The Pew Charitable Trusts;
This report assesses the environmental and social impacts of the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG), running from 2000 to 2006, using a range of quantitative and qualitative information. EU allocations for FIFG totalled €3.2 billion, of which Spain received nearly half. Member State contributions brought the total allocation of FIFG funding to €4.9 billion. A key objective of structural policy in the fisheries sector was to bring the fishing capacity of the European fleet into line with available biological resources. We identify that FIFG funding has not achieved the intended net fishing capacity reduction and, in some fleet segments, has led to fleet capacity increases. This has contributed to the worsening status of some stocks and has hindered the recovery of other stocks, as well as having had associated negative impacts on marine environment.
Nationalist populist parties and movements are growing in support throughout Europe. These groups are known for their opposition to immigration, their "anti-establishment" views and their concern for protecting national culture. Their rise in popularity has gone hand-in-hand with the advent of social media, and they are adept at using new technology to amplify their message, recruit, and organize.The Dansk Folkeparti (Danish People's Party, DPP) is one of the most successful of these groups in Western Europe. It is the third largest party in Denmark and was a member of the coalition government from 2002 until 2011. The DPP's policies relate primarily to the protection of Danish identity and heritage, with particular focus on limiting immigration and rejecting multiculturalism, publicly stating that a multi-ethnic Danish society would be a "national disaster." Their attitude was crystallized during the scandal following the publication of cartoons of the prophet Mohammed—they openly supported the move as an example of free speech.This report presents the results of a survey of Facebook fans of the Danish People's Party. It includes data on who they are, what they think, and what motivates them to shift from virtual to real-world activism. It also compares them with other similar parties in Western Europe, shedding light on their growing online support, and the relationship between their online and offline activities.Populism in Europe: Denmark is the third in a series of country briefing papers released in 2012 about the online support of populist political parties and street-based groups in Europe. These papers are based on a dataset of approximately 13,000 Facebook supporters of these "nationalist populist" parties in 12 European countries, which was published in the Demos report, The New Face of Digital Populism, in November 2011. The first report Populism in Europe: Hungary was published in January 2012 and Populism in Europe: Sweden in February 2012. Reports on France, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Italy and Belgium will follow.The reports are part of an Open Society Foundations initiative conducting research and pilot projects tackling innovative approaches to keeping societies open in Europe.
Open Society Institute;
Examines Muslims' experiences in Copenhagen with issues of identity, education, employment, housing, health and social protection, policing and security, participation and citizenship, and the role of the media. Makes policy recommendations.
Green Growth Leaders;
The city of Copenhagen is well known for being a green city. What is not as well known about being a green city are the social and economic benefits. The study documents that Copenhagen's green city strategy has not only brought great reductions in the CO2 emissions, decreased pollution, created several green jobs and produced annual growth rates of an impressive 12 percent in the green sector. The city's green ambitions have also triggered a great improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Copenhagen and created growth, export and job opportunities throughout the entire economy of the city -- not just in the clean-tech sector.
Open Society Foundations;
This report is part of a six-city research series titled Europe's White Working Class Communities, which examines the realities of people from majority populations in Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Lyon, Manchester, and Stockholm.White Working Class Communities in Aarhus explores the views and experiences of the majority population in Trigeparken, a public housing community in Aarhus. The report focuses on six areas of local policy—education, employment, housing, health and social protection, policing and security, and civil and political and participation—as well as broader themes of belonging and identity and the role of the media.Trigeparken belongs to a public listing of the most deprived neighborhoods in Denmark (known as the "ghetto list") that, contrary to its original aim of furthering social inclusion, has reinforced social and physical stigmas and affected the development of the community. However, there are encouraging developments in Trigeparken. Many residents have lived there for many years and have a strong connection to the neighborhood. They also have a positive view of local policy developments in areas like youth crime prevention and school development and are working to improve other areas.This report is part of a series by the Open Society Foundations' At Home in Europe project, providing groundbreaking research on the realities of a section of the population whose lives are often caricatured and whose voices are rarely heard in public debates on integration, social cohesion, and social inclusion. Through a comparative lens, the project seeks to highlight parallels and differences in policies, practices, and experiences across European cities.
Open Society Foundations;
Somalis in Copenhagen explores the views and experiences of Somalis living in Copenhagen and the challenges and successes of integration policies. The report focuses on six areas of local policy—education, employment, housing, health and social protection, policing and security, and citizenship and participation—as well as broader themes of belonging and identity and the role of the media. Immigration from Somalia to Denmark is a new phenomenon very much linked to the political situation in Somalia. The Danish Somali population in Copenhagen is small and faces social and economic disadvantages, particularly a very high level of discrimination and stereotyping. The study reveals institutional gaps across different areas that need to be addressed urgently but also good practices at the local level. Somalis in Copenhagen is part of a comparative seven-city research series entitled Somalis in European Cities, by the Open Society Foundations' At Home in Europe project, which examines the realities of people from Somali backgrounds in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Malmo, Leicester, London, and Oslo.