As fewer people, especially women, undertake ICT-related studies and careers, CEPIS recognises the threat that this poses for the ICT sector, the European economy and competitiveness overall. With the demand for ICT personnel with the right skills likely to increase in the future, action is necessary to:
- promote the participation and advancement of women in ICT-related careers (promote gender equality in the ICT sector)
- encourage and stimulate the interest of young people, particularly women, to engage in ICT-related studies and subsequent careers.
CEPIS works in conjunction with the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) and other partners to ensure that women are encouraged to become a positive force and influence in the ICT sector.
CEPIS also sponsors women in ICT awards on a bi-annual basis, mainly to young women that have shown exceptional skills and innovation in the field of ICT. Read More
CEPIS' efforts in this important area of Women in ICT have also been highlighted via the European Commission's web portal IT Girls.