European Economic and Social Committee adopts opinion on the digital gender gap

An opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee, which was requested by the European Parliament to feed into a debate on ‘Digitalisation and the women's role’, looks into the digital gender gap in the education system and labour market. It analyses the reasons behind this occurrence and makes proposals on how to increase the participation of girls in STEM and ICT studies and boost the presence of women in the digital sector.

Among its list of conclusions, the opinion stresses that the digital gender divide is not only a technological issue, but also economic, referring to the potential boost to the economy by including more women in STEM fields.

The full paper may be found on the EESC website.