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Technology 21-03-2022

Education key to closing digital skills and gender gaps, say stakeholders

Industry stakeholders say that a greater emphasis on digital education will be crucial to closing both the skills and gender gap in the digital sector, calling for more attention to boost capacity. 
Technology 11-03-2022

Industry calls for multi-level approach to tackle STEM gender gap

Tackling the digital gender divide requires a threefold approach that addresses not only encouraging more women into STEM  fields in the first place, but pays equal attention to supporting their advancement and supporting them in staying in their careers, members of industry have said.
Technology 07-03-2022

Digital gender gap is an issue for all of society, says industry leader

Women are underrepresented in digital sectors and the gender gap in STEM fields starts from a young age. There have been some developments when it comes to addressing this but progress has been slow and further action is needed, Sabine Herlitschka, CEO of Infineon Technologies Austria, told EURACTIV.
Economy & Jobs 15-07-2020

STEM skills: Mind the gap!

We often hear from policymakers, media and employer groups that the EU faces a shortage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills. However, what we rarely hear are specific details of what those skills shortages actually are and —...
Future Connectivity 15-07-2020

Gabriel outlines key areas for EU digital education action plan

Developing digital competencies across the EU as well as promoting gender equality in the bloc's digital economy are two key areas that the European Commission will seek to foster as part of the forthcoming revamped Digital Education Action Plan, the EU's Innovation and Research Commissioner Mariya Gabriel has said.
Economy & Jobs 17-05-2019

An Innovative and Responsible Europe: Empowering young people

According to the UN, quality education is the foundation to create sustainable development. Education and teachers’ empowerment are therefore considered as key factors in supporting youth as a globally connected engine for change.
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European Youth Debating Competition

European Youth Debating Competition

The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and PlasticsEurope have joined forces to promote STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as to inform about sustainability and resource efficiency - all of them being key ingredients for the future of both industry sectors and the overall competitiveness of the European Union.
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What are you going to make?
Technology 28-04-2016

What are you going to make?

On International Girls in ICT Day, Microsoft wants to inspire more young women about the potential of STEM studies.

Paving the way for women in technology

To mark International Girls in ICT Day 2016, we are calling for greater efforts to close the gap between aspiration and achievement for young women around the world, writes Sylvie Laffarge.

How teachers turn Europe into a leading hub for innovation and research

We need motivated, properly trained, well-equipped science teachers to prepare and inspire the next generation of researchers in Europe, writes Marc Durando.
Europe's East 09-11-2015

Ukraine climbs world business rankings ahead of EU trade zone

Ukraine's business climate is improving rapidly, and will continue to do so as the country strengthens ties with the West and attracts more foreign investment, writes Yuliia Kovaliv. 
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Economy & Jobs 13-11-2014

Growth Through Skills and Diversity

Jobs in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are expected to continue to grow. But the skills in supply are not matching the demand. Especially women’s STEM participation rates have been in decline since the 1980s resulting in a potential shortage of up to 900,000 ICT professionals in Europe by 2020. Action is needed.