Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dalia Satkovskiene is a physicist and an affiliated (distinguished) scientist at Vilnius University. She graduated from Moscow M. Lomonosov State University as elementary particle physicist. Later she changed the field of research to the Quantum Theory of molecules. She is an author of more than 130 publications in scientific journals and 4 textbooks in theoretical physics. Among other professional awards she has the American Physical Society international Marshak award (2008). D. Šatkovskienė coordinated a number of international projects: FP6 project “Baltic States Network: Women in Sciences and HT” (BASNET) and FP7 project „Structural Change Promoting Gender Equality in Research Organizations“(SAPGERIC), „Gender Equality Implementation in Research Institutions: Collaborative Approach“(GEIRICA) project, financed by EEA and Norway Funds Bilateral programme and others. She worked as Advisory Board member for a number of FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects. In 2008 she initiated the establishment of Baltic States association BASNET Forumas for continuation of FP7 project BASNET project tasks. Dr. Dalia Šatkovskienė is the elected president of BASNET Forumas and member of Administrative Board of the prestigious European women scientists’ organization European Platform for Women Scientists (EPWS). She has taken an active part in the organization of many high-level European and international level events and conferences on gender equality. In 2013 President of the Republic of Lithuania H.E. Dalia Grybauskaitė awarded her by commemorative badge as an acknowledgment of personal input during the Lithuanian Presidency. Prof. Šatkovskienė strongly contributed to implementing gender mainstreaming policy in the Baltic States region. In 2014 she was awarded the Baltic Assembly Medal for promotion of unity and cooperation among the three Baltic nations. Both her academic and scientific experience and the knowledge she has gained from implementing EU gender equality science policy are closely linked to the issues addressed by the COST project ‘Voices’.

She is the Grant Awarding Coordinator. Let’s get to know her better through the following interview:

What encouraged you to participate in VOICES?

I was encouraged to participate in VOICES by: the importance of the problem addressed by VOICES; the high competence of the partners and the possibility of changing the existing working conditions for ECRs inside and outside academia.

What are the core areas of work of the WG that you lead or participate in?

I am leading the Grant Awarding Committee of the Action and hope that my experience will be also useful for WG1, WG 3 and WG6.

What do you expect from your participation in VOICES?

I expect to gain experience and apply it in the Baltic States.

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