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Europa, the European Union's Web site, has put together an excellent searchable Directory of Networks of Women Scientists 2003 with more than 80 networks across the European Union Member States and the countries associated to the Sixth Framework Programme in 2003. Additional networks are also referred to in their Science and Society page.

The Gateway provided by Euroscience contains many resources for women in science including national networks, reports, and biographies.

The European Molecular Biology Organization ( EMBO) is committed to the promotion of women in science and offers valuable information and programmes.

The European Commission's Researcher's Mobility Portal helps scientists to live and work abroad in a very family-friendly way--giving information on funding and job offers as well as child care and schooling.

The Association for Women in Science and Engineering ( AWiSE) offers support to women in the UK for both their professional and personal development.

The Department of Trade and Industry's Set4women Web site aims to improve the recruitment, retention, and progression of women throughout science, engineering and technology (SET) in the UK.

The Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) Referat "Chancengleichheit in Bildung und Forschung" is the Governmental Department of Equal Opportunities in Education and Research in Germany--and a great first port of call.

The Centre of Excellence Women and Science is a German organisation that aims to promote women in science through disseminating information, giving access to advisory bodies, and providing databases with the profiles of thousands of qualified women.

The Bundeskonferenz der Frauenbeauftragten und Gleichstellungsbeauftragten an Hochschulen ( BuKoF) organises national conferences for women's and equal rights in higher education institutions in Germany.

Ada Lovelace-Mentoring e.V. is a German nonprofit organisation that co-ordinates mentoring schemes for women in the fields of technology and natural sciences.

Find more resources across European countries and beyond in our Women in Science feature.