2020 brings new opportunities for over 500 young women across the European Union. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology will inspire young women from Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Romania and Spain to consider careers in innovation, entrepreneurship and technology by organising a series of entrepreneurial and digital skills workshops together with the Certiport Europe Consortium.
This project is part of the Digital Education Action Plan adopted by the European Commission, which supports the development of digital competences in education across Europe. More specifically, it delivers on the ‘Training in Digital and Entrepreneurial Skills for Girls’ action, focused on promoting positive role models and enhancing entrepreneurial and digital skills to tackle the gender gap and boost female participation in science, technology and business.
Through a series of 20 workshops, young women will have the chance to be inspired to develop their entrepreneurial and digital competences and understand how they can improve their skills to better engage in the tech and digital sectors. Additionally, the EIT workshops will expose them to role models sharing inspirational stories and providing feedback.
To ensure inclusiveness, the project consortium partners from the five countries decided to engage participants who might have not yet attended such events, taking into account in particular geographically isolated areas or ones with a higher unemployment rate.
Background and contacts
EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology
The EIT was created in 2008 to drive Europe’s ability to innovate. The EIT is a unique EU initiative, the only one to fully integrate business, education and research in Europe’s largest innovation network. The Institute supports the development of dynamic pan-European partnerships among leading universities, research labs and companies. These are called Innovation Communities and each tackles a specific global challenge. Together with their leading partners, they offer a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurship activities across Europe. This includes education courses that combine technical and entrepreneurial skills, business creation and acceleration services and innovation driven research projects.
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