The presence of women in technology is growing continuously. The European Commission is committed to this topic and is trying to involve women into digital.

According to the European Commission, there are different facts that demonstrate that women are interested in this field. For example, during the evaluation of proposals for ICT-related calls for Horizon 2020, European Commission have reached 45% of female experts. In comparison to 2014, it has been an increase of 28%. Another evidence was recorded during the "record-breaking Code Week EU 2016" where half a million girls got involved in coding activities (46% of overall participation).

Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship is key in this process. In that way, they are organising again the annual 'EU 2017 Women Innovators Prize' which will be awarded on International Women's Day on 8th of March. Of course, we can't forget about the 'International Day of Women in Science', celebrated every 11th of February.

Furthermore, the European Commission is working to update their 2013 research on women in ICT. The objective is to check how the digital world has evolved over the past 4 years. The new research is ongoing and during the following weeks, a new online survey will be available to collect more data under the name of 'Women in the Digital Age'.

Read more via Digital Single Market to check what the European Commission is doing for women in technology environment through science, media and ICT fields. 


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Contact: Ianire Renobales

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