Women in IT

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Women in IT

  1. 1. European perspective and the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships to improve the participation of girls and women in MST Marc Durando Executive Director
  2. 2. 32 m – young people 44% girls - 51% boys 18.5 m Students 55% girls - 45% boys 4 m MST 31 % girls
  3. 3. Life sciences 61% Maths 50% Architecture 35% IT 24% Engineers 19% But, there is a lack of women in high level, responsible positions in MST
  4. 4. Examples ERT e-Skills ILB Teach Today Multi-stakeholder partnerships Actions School-company cooperation New pedagogical tools Access to industrial facilities Extra-curricular activities (e.g. IT night)
  5. 5. Architecture 35% Diverse EU initiatives
  6. 6. Industry needs N umbers needed (benchmark)? Skills mix? Issues to consider “ Leaky pipeline” Why do MST graduates leave for other fields? Why do so few secondary level science students not continue studies?
  7. 7. Examples ERT e-Skills ILB Teach Today Multi-stakeholder partnerships Actions School-company cooperation New pedagogical tools Access to industrial facilities Extra-curricular activities (e.g. IT night)
  8. 8. Community action Future perspectives Cooperation between all relevant DGs and industry New indicators and analyses (upper secondary level) Specific actions for teachers
  9. 9. <ul><li>Thank you. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eun.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.europeanschoolnet.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.xplora.org </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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