Gender inequality is a very big problem worldwide. This is especially true in technology, where women are under-represented at all professional levels and there are not enough initiatives towards creating inclusive policies and welcoming diverse talent.
One year after the launch of the New Skills Agenda for Europe, the European Commission pushed its ambitions even further this week with the publication of a Communication setting out its vision for creating a European Education Area by 2025.
On February 9, the Application Developers Alliance (Alliance), along with more than a thousand organisations, participated in the 2016 Safer Internet Day (SID). Coordinated by European Schoolnet and the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE), in close partnership with the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres in Europe, Safer Internet Day is an annual event to promote the responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. The 2016 Safer Internet Day focussed on inspiring a kind, respectful and inclusive internet, and helping raise awareness about the issue of online hate.
The European Code Week, which happens every year, aims to raise awareness about the importance of digital skills in different sectors of everyday life. The 2015 edition lasted from October 11 to October 18. We focused on e-Skills for small businesses, Apps and IoT, and programming for students. Have a look at our events!
The Apps Alliance, Dwengo and Google organized the workshop “How To Program A Robot: The EU Code Week Workshop For Students”, which took place on October 15 at the Google offices in Brussels. The initiative was part of the EU Code Week 2015.