FUTURE WOMEN

Creating new opportunities for women in the digital and STEM economy
About

For many years, women have been underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) jobs. Although digital economy offers opportunities for female empowerment and equal participation in the labour market, there is still a significant gender divide regarding female working in STEM areas, which require advanced digital skills.

The FUTURE WOMEN project aims at raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy and barriers constraining women’s digital empowerment, to support female students in pursuing careers linked to digital economy and self-employment, particularly in STEM fields and Information and Communication Technologies. The project also provides resources to equip career counsellors to better support these students.

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www.facebook.com/futurewomenproject

www.linkedin.com/in/future-women-uctm-0185b0278

Target Audience
  • Female students
  • Career counsellors
Activities
  • Production of inspirational stories, representing role models and giving real world examples of women in digital careers
  • Development and testing of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) focused on digital economy for women, to develop female students’ transversal, entrepreneurial and advanced digital competences related to STEM jobs
  • Drafting of a Continuous Development Programme for career counsellors, equipping them with new methods and techniques to better support female students
  • Creation of an open-access Learning lab and online forum to encourage the training and the exchange of good practices of career counsellors on digital economy and STEM
PArtnership
  • Mindshift Talent Advisory (Portugal)
  • UCTM – University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy – coordinator (Bulgaria)
  • BFE – Business Foundation for Education (Bulgaria)
  • Found.ation (Greece)
  • Bahçeşehir University (Turkey)
  • Danmar Computers (Poland)
  • Oamk – Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • VIVA FEMINA (Poland)
Start-finish

01.11.2022 – 31.10.2024

Media
Programme

ERASMUS+, Strategic partnership for development of innovation

2022-1-BG01-KA220-HED-000087080