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2017

Well timed launch of the diga Learning Program in Norway

ECWT gives high priority to support women led microenterprises in complying with the EU DigComp and EntreComp framework in Norway.

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Inercia Digital launches DIGA Innovative Learning Program

Inercia Digital launched the “Digital Innovations for Growth Academy”  Learning program for trainers and educators the 17th June at El Rompido School, the main office of Inercia Digital used for training courses, meetings and events.

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EduCode Demonstration Day in Madrid

The EduCode projects final demonstration day will be organized by EOLAS in collaboration with FUNTESO the 28th September in Madrid.

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Startup Leadership Porgram launched in Luxembourg

On June 9, WIDE launched its startup leadership programme at the Maison de L’Europe in Luxembourg with the support of EU Commission Representation in Luxembourg. The programme aims at uncovering new startup founders, providing specific support to women founders in the field of tech, ICT and Digital thereby unlocking women potential to contribute more in innovation, economic growth and job creation.

 

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CEPIS infographics about the business case with more women IT Professionals in Europe

According to the new CEPIS prognosis Western Europe’s GDP could increase by $2,100,000,000,000 if gender equality is promoted and implemented in EU’s “best in regions” countries.

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INNOVEIT 2017

The EIT’s Innovation Forum ‘INNOVEIT 2017’ combines the EIT Awards and the EIT Stakeholder Forum. This year has a specific focus on shaping the future of innovation in Europe and consulting stakeholders on the EIT’s Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021 to 2027.

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EduCode & Skills+ EU Project Synergies

Some of the EduCode Partners have been involved in to EU projects focusing on 21st century skills and creating great synergies between project partners. Find out more about project outcomes and impacts, now that the projects are coming to an end.

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​VHTO - the National Point of Contact of ECWT in the Netherlands

VHTO, the National Point of Contact of ECWT in the Netherlands, has between 2008-2018 established itself as the leading expert organization on gender & STEM in the Netherlands.

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DigiComp & EntreComp Framework

12 May 2017 DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission hosted a stakeholders conference to disseminate the DigiComp and EntreprnComp Framework of the Commission. Diga Lead Partner and ECWT participated in the event.

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Interview with Eva Paunova, Maydell - Winner of the European Parliamant Magazine´s MEP 2017 New Technologies Award

Bulgarian MEP Eva Paunova Maydell was awarded with the European Parliamant Magazine´s MEP 2017 New Technologies Award and gave end of May an exclusive interview to ECWT 

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21st Century Skills and Digital Literacy and the diga Learning Programme

Creativity, entrepreneurship, learning-to-learn, digital competence and other 21st century skills and competences are emerging as more and more important for innovation, growth and participation in a digital society and economy.

 

The key challenge for research and policy is to make sure that supply and demand for new skills and competences are matched: How can or should these new skills and competences be defined, described, thought, acquired and recognized?

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Professorship open for female engineers at Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin

A generational change is taking place at Beuth University of Applied Sciences:    Over the next five years, about 60 professorships will be open due to retirements. This gives female scientists and engineers the chance to be appointed as a professor, when in the past this position was exclusively occupied by men.

If you are planning to acquire teaching experience by a lectureship at Beuth University, get in contact with the suitable faculty not later than June 2017 in order to start your lectures in October 2017.

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When your smart idea takes you to the top

Project Prep is a book aimed at girls and young women

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New Broadband Commission call to action provides guide to close digital gender gap

ITU´s Broadband Commission´s Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide, established 2010 and co-chaired by GSMA and UNESCO have released their new recommendations for action for bridging the gender gap in Internet and broadband access and use

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Four in Five STEM Graduates in Asia Pacific Take Less than Six Months to Land their First Job - Mastercard Girls in Tech Study

A study carried out in the framework of Mastercard´s Girls in STEM Asia program among 2,270 girls aged 12-25 across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore shows that while studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) helps girls lands jobs easily, 42 percent of STEM first-jobbers believe we need to change society’s perception of STEM in order to attract the next generation of young women to pursue a career in related fields.

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Empowering people with disabilities through mobile technologies - Winner of the 1st d-Lab challenge award announced in Barcelona

One of five people experiences a disability or impairement at some stage of their life. Disability affects 11% more women than men.85% of the people with disabilities are unemployed. For this reason the Advisory Board of the d-lab Program of the Mobile World Capital Barcelona has for its 1st challenge award decided to choose "Empowering people with disabilities through mobile technologies" as the key thematic focus of its digital transformations  challenges.

 

   

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ECWT's Celebration of Girl´s Day 2017

ECWT´s National Point of Contacts, ECWT Members and collaborating partners have also in 2017 played a key role in the Celebration of Girl´s Day 2017.

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MINERVA Informatics Equality Award

The Minerva Informatics Equality Award recognizes best practices in Departments or Faculties of European Universities and Research Labs that encourage and support the careers of women in Informatics research and education.

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EU thematic call for women in ICT pledges

Coordinated ECWT actions in connection with the European Commission´s invitation to organisations to attract more girls and women into digital   

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EntreComp - EU Entrepreneurship Competence Framework launched

The EU Framework is finalzied after ten years of preparatory work and develops 15 competences along an 8-level progression model and comprises a comprehensive list of 442 learning outcomes.

 

The framework can be used as a basis for the development of curricula and learning activities fostering entrepreneurship as a competence. Also, it can be used for the definition of parameters to assess learners’ and citizens’ entrepreneurial competences.

 

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Join EC Study on Women in the Digital Age

The European Commission is crowdsourcing ideas on new initiatives for more #womenintech in Europe. 

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Why don't European girls like STEM subjects?

Microsoft has recently published the most in-depth research that is based on discussions in focus groups held with 54 girls in 9 countries and surveyed 11,500 girls in 12 countries around Europe. Based on the research MS presented a list of recommendations on how to attract more girls to STEM studies and careers.

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Gender Equality Boosts Economic Growth

The latest EIGE study uses a robust econometric model to estimate socio-economic outcomes of improving gender equality in several broad areas including education, labour market participation, wages and work-life balance.

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Oxford Economics latest Workforce 2020 study

Oxford Economics latest Workforce 2020 study commissioned by SAP stresses that strong leadership pays dividends in the digital economy, where continuous innovation, rapid decision making and a global mindset are essential to success.

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EIT Digital Challenge winner lands EU Prize for Women Innovators for translating digital content into Braill

Kristina Tsvetanova CEO of BLITAB Technology, who was winner of the Digital Wellbeing category of the 2016 EIT Digital Challenge, has also won the Rising Innovator category of the European Commission's annual Prize for Women Innovators 2017.
 
The Rising Innovator Award recognises the best women entrepreneurs under 30 in Europe. The award ceremony was held in Brussels on International Women's Day, and  the first prize was handed over by Commissioner Carlos Moedas and the European Parliament's Vice-President, Mairead McGuinness

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Digital Fluency single most critical factor in closing the gender pay gap

The latest study released by Accenture on International Womens´Day (IWD) 2017 confirms that Digital Fluency is the single most critical factor in  closing the gender pay gap

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ECWT is putting strong emphasis on supporting innovation of the female talents in Greece!

Collaboration with The General Secretariat for Gender Equality of the Hellenic Ministry of Interior and then State Secretary Vasso Kollia, the initiator and one of the key partners for the Grand Coalition for Jobs National Coalition pledge "Women and Girls Go Digital.

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Europe needs more leaders with strong technical skills

The 'High-Tech and Leadership Skills for Europe' conference on 26 January highlighted the need for more leaders and professionals with high-tech skills if Europe is to keep pace with fast and disruptive technological change and stressed the following.

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Edu-Code project

ECWT´s key engagement in the area of coding is during 2016-2017 focused on the annual EU Code Week activities and being a committed partner in the Edu-Code project

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Are you open to an unexpected career move?

Top Women - Technology is an international recruitment summit where 150 female professionals will meet 10 leading international employers and discuss about outstanding career opportunities.

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Skills+ project

The discussion was about soft skills for IT people.

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Women Startup Challenge Europe

The Women Startup Challenge Europe which will be the largest VC competition for women-led startups will happen in London.

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