5ème Conférence Internationale sur les Femmes et le Transport - Construire les ponts
14-16 avr. 2014 Paris - La Défense (France)

Programme Scientifique > TRA 2012

présentations du panel au "gender issues in transportation"

session spéciale du tra 2012 (athènes)



Nom, Affiliation

Titre de la Présentation



Maria Cristina MAROLDA, European Commission, DG MOVE, Research and Innovative Transport

Gender relevance in research: digging into hidden results and missed opportunities

Maria Cristina Marolda is at present active as Policy Officer in charge of Research and Innovative Transport Systems in the EC Directorate General for Mobility and Transport. More particularly she is in charge of coordinating research and innovation activities in the road transport sector.

She is graduated in Technology of Architecture at the University of Rome, where she started her professional career. In 1991 she joined the Directorate General for Research at the European Commission.

From November 2005 to November 2008 she has been Programme Officer in the EC RTD Framework Programme 7 Theme "Sustainable Surface Transport" where she was following issues relating to transport safety and road infrastructure.

She has always been engaged in Gender Equality issues, representing DG RTD services in the "Women & Science" working group, and continued this activity in the policy making environment of the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport.

She has been appointed as International Member to the TRB Committee on Women's Issues in Transportation for the period 2010-2013.



A gender equal transport system – What is it and how do we implement it?

Åsa Vagland is a National Expert employed at VINNOVA, working for the Programme Committee for Transport (incl. aeronautics) in the EU Framework Programme (FP) 7. In the years 2001–2005 she worked at the Swedish Institute for Transport and Communications Analysis, SIKA. At SIKA she was responsible for issues concerning the transport policy objectives, especially for the subsidiary objectives concerning accessibility and regional development, transport quality and gender equality. She was the project manager for the special commission given to SIKA to produce proposals for intermediate objectives within the transport policy objective of gender equality in the transport system in 2002. She was also the chairperson of the Swedish female transport network Nätverket för Kvinnor i transportpolitiken in the years 2003–2006.



Some key figures on female workers in transport industry in Europe

Cécile Coquelet, Certified Engineer in road safety and Sociologist, has worked at IFSTTAR (French Institute of Science and Technologies for Transport, Development and Networks) since 2001. In 2010, she joined the Research Unit of Accident Mechanism Analysis (MA).

She has been engaged on several studies, in particular on young drivers, pedestrians and motorcyclists’ road risk, in connection with gender. She’s currently beginning a PhD on the gender in motorcycle environment.


Dr. Amalia POLYDOROPOULOU, University of the Aegean

The effect of ICTs on Women’s Empowerment

Amalia Polydoropoulou is a Professor at University of the Aegean, at the Department of Shipping, Trade, and Transport. Dr. Polydoropoulou received a Civil Engineer Diploma from NTUA, and a MSc. And PhD in Transportation Systems and Decision Sciences from MIT. Dr. Polydoropoulou areas of research include transportation systems, transportation demand, market research and econometrics. Dr. Polydoropoulou has extensive experience in survey design, sampling design, and modeling Combined Revealed Preferences and Stated Preferences discrete choice models, as well as latent variable models in which the attitudes and perceptions of decision makers are taken into account in the choice process She has been studying the factors affecting the activities of individuals and the effect of ITS on activity-based models. She has conducted worldwide market research on user response to the introduction of new modes of transportation (modeling mode choice behavior), the adoption of new technologies by users (modeling willingness to pay behavior), the impact of the e-Economy on transport, time use and travel well-being. Dr. Polydoropoulou is the author of more than one hundred articles published in well-known transportation journals and conference proceedings.


Dr. Helen THANOPOULOU, University of the Aegean

Woman at sea: a less than rare and more than rewarding academic journey

Helen Thanopoulou studied economics (University of Athens), Development Economics (Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne) and holds a PhD in Maritime Studies from the University of Piraeus where she taught briefly. Moving to Cardiff University for 8 years, she served there, after 1999, as Programme Co-ordinator for two MSc schemes in the areas of transport and shipping and from 2000 as Senior Lecturer. She returned to Greece in 2004 joining the University of the Aegean. She has published on maritime crises, maritime innovation, shipping competitiveness, shipping investment, liner alliances, decision making in  shipping and ports, quality shipping, the product cycle in shipping, Greek shipping, UK shipping policy etc. and is an author or contributor to books and edited volumes published in Greece and abroad. Apart from being regularly invited for various external lectures, she has taught as Guest Lecturer at the University of Newcastle between 2008 and 2010. She has served as member of the Council of the International Association of Maritime Economists and she is an Honorary member of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) Greece.

Présentations session "Genre dans les transports", TRA2012

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