Elena Resmerita of Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt (Austria), who is Deputy-Convenor of the European Women in Mathematics network (EWM), visited the University of Primorska (Slovenia) on Friday, 27 October 2017 and delivered a lecture titled Stable reconstruction of solutions of ill-posed problems - selected topics, at the Mathematics Research Seminar.
She also visited nearby Portorož, which will be the site of the 8th European Congress in Mathematics (8EMC) in 2020.
During her visit she met with the Chair and some members of the Organising committee (OC) for the 8ECM, which was joined also via the internet by Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (University of Cambridge (UK), Convenor of the EWM), Alessandra Celletti (University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy), Chair of the EMS Committee for Women in Mathematics), and Marie-Françoise Roy (Université de Rennes 1 (France), Chair of the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics).
The aim of the meeting was to explore ways in which questions involving gender balance and other equal opportunity and non-discrimination issues in European mathematics should be presented at the 8ECM. The OC for the 8ECM recognised the importance of these issues by forming an Equal Opportunity Sub-Committee, chaired by Karin Cvetko Vah (University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)).
Several novel strategies have been put on the table, and the OC for the 8ECM has been invited to present its work on the upcoming congress at the next general meeting of the EWM, which will take place in Graz (Austria) in September 2018. It is expected that the format of the engagement of the EWM in the 8ECM will be finalised at that time.