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From 27/04/2017 to 27/04/2017
As the impact of social media becomes more relevant, there is an increasing concern that social media —and also technology in general, and particularly Artificial Intelligence— might be replicating or even amplifying existing gender discrimination, prejudices and stereotypes. Identifying the causes might help preventing the negative impact of such technological developments. We have performed a test aimed at identifying possible areas of further research by trying to isolate the effect of the gender in the functioning of the recommendations algorithm. Read more
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Poster of the Girls in ICT Day
From 27/04/2017 to 27/04/2017
Through the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition the European Commission invites companies and organisations to organise activities to equip more women and girls with digital skills and enthuse them to pursue ICT studies and careers. Read more
From 10/03/2017 to 10/03/2017
We celebrate today the successes of women in all walks of life - In the tech sector, we are awarding excellent initiatives driven by diversity. Read more
From 27/02/2017 to 02/03/2017
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
The European Commission EU Women in Tech initiative is partnering in the GSMA Women 4 Tech Programme at the Mobile World Congress. The rich and exciting programme includes: the Hack D Gap Global Challenge awards for inspiring women-led startups, several sessions on technology-based careers as well as excellent coaching/networking opportunities and tailored thematic tours. Read more
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EU Prize
From 15/02/2017 to 15/02/2017
Nine impressive women entrepreneurs who have created outstanding innovations and brought them to market have been nominated for the Women Innovators 2017 Prize. Read more
From 15/02/2017 to 15/02/2017
February is the kickoff to a busy season of Digital Leadership Institute projects - with events for girls and women in tech.In particular, the next Girls Tech Fest is approaching! Read more
From 26/09/2016 to 11/10/2016
The European Commission will soon launch a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of 60.000 EUR The purpose of the call for tender is to produce a study which should identify and analyse gender-segregated data on women and digital economy with a view of drawing informed conclusions about the status quo and identifying high-yield actions to correct identified asymmetries (SMART 2016/0025) Read more
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From 31/05/2016 to 31/05/2016
The 4th edition of Code Week EU is less than five months away! Between 15 and 23 October, millions of children, young adults, adults, parents, teachers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers will again come together at events, in classrooms and libraries across Europe and beyond to learn to create with code. Read more
From 31/03/2016 to 03/05/2016
The European Commission has launched a call for tenders for a service contract with a total price that cannot exceed One million Euros today. Read more
From 16/03/2016 to 16/03/2016
Susana Sargento is the winner of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016. This award recognizes her work and research in the field of connected cars. In this interview she explains the importance of innovation and how she made her way through the ICT sector. Read more

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