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Profile Mieke Verloo has a B.A. in Sociology, an M.A. in Urban Planning, and a Ph.D. in Policy Sciences. She worked for IVA, the Institute for Social Science Research at Tilburg University, for the SCP (as free-lance researcher), for several departments at the University of Nijmegen, and at the University of Utrecht. She worked as staff member for two committees to stimulate women's studies at the national level (VBEO 1980-1982 and STEO 1988-1989). She was Visiting lecturer or Fellow at the University of Hamburg-Harburg and at the IWM, Institute for Human Sciences, in Vienna. At the IWM she also was Research Director for MAGEEQ (MAinstreaming GEnder EQuality) a 5th Framework project (2003-2005), see www.mageeq.net. Her recent consultancy work includes work for the Luxembourg government (2008-9), the European Parliament (2006,with Sylvia Walby), and for the Luxembourg Presidency (on the Beijing +10 report, with Sylvia Walby). In 2003 she organised two seminars for DG Justice and Home Affairs (European Commission) on gender mainstreaming and gender impact assessment in co-operation with Suzanne Baer, professor of Gender and Public Law Humboldt University zu Berlin. In 2002-2003 she was coach and trainer for the Observatoria project, an EU funded initiative on gender mainstreaming and NGO’s concerning equal pay. Countries involved were Austria, Italy, Spain and France. Currently, she combines working as Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen with being the Scientific Director of QUING, a 6th Framework Project, at the IWM in Vienna, see www.quing.eu.