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International Girls in ICT Day


Join International Girls in ICT Day

Despite the economic downturn, digitization created 6 million jobs globally in 2011 as ICT is increasingly adopted across sectors. Interpretation of big data, mobile applications, and the internet of things are reshaping the labor market and hold the highest job creation potential (2012 Employment package).

Europe needs its youth to be not only ICT users but proficient ICT- skilled innovators!

To maximize European efforts to attract more girls to STEM careers, to support women entrepreneurs, and to attract and retain more girls and women to digital jobs DIGITALEUROPE(European IT industry associations), ECWT and European Schoolnet (European network of Ministries of Education), have decided to join the annual International Girls in ICT Day organized in a rapidly growing number of countries around the last Thursday in April.

ECWT has during recent years developed to be a key actor for safeguarding the gender dimension of the European Commission’s major e-skills and Digital Agenda initiatives and has initiated and participates in several European level projects:

  • ECWT’s National Point of Contacts coordinated and lead the Girls Days events in:
    • Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Poland
  • ECWT, DGITALEUROPE, EUN and CEPIS have joined the ADA AWARDS initiated by Zen Digital, the Belgian N-PoC of ECWT
  • ECWT is since 2010 involved in the e-skills initiative coordinated by DIGITALEUROPE AND European Schoolnet and focusing in 2014 on e-skills for jobs with over 40 activities carried out in 2014
  • ECWT’s National Point of Contacts coordinated and lead the Girls Days events in:
  • ECWT is involved in several Grand Coalition for Jobs pledges, both European level and national initiatives
    • WePROMIS
    • Women and Girls Go Digital – Greece
  • ECWT is also involved in the DIGITAL JOBS project led by DIGITALEUROPE to sustain the Grand Coalition for Jobs network.