WOMEN POWER CODE PROJECT
Scope: smoothing the gender gap in the I.T. sector
Studies on women active in Information Technology (IT) unveil that higher number of women who take up a digital career would benefit the digital industry, women themselves and Europe's economy.
A change in policy is needed, particularly due to an alarming drop in female ICT graduates and the limited presence of women in the STEM area (science, technology, engineering and math) reflecting thus the gender gap acknowledged in the ICT sector.
The WOMEN POWER CODE project will create an integrated educational framework to help adult women (over 40) acquire and develop their programming skills, thereby enhancing their participation in the STEM / ICT sector. The framework of the project involves the Internet of Things (IoT) and the development of a new curriculum involving interactive multimedia training materials such as text, video tutorials and video games.
1. Creating KEY INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) concepts for their use in IoT programming;
2. Developing a new curriculum and a new occupational profile Expert in IoT programming using code;
3. Development of the training manual with 6 modules;
4. Create an innovative VIDEOGAME to acquire the skills and abilities needed in IoT programming using code;
5. Creating a Social Learning Community (SLC) dedicated to adult and non-adult women, to increase the attractiveness of the digital world for adult women, and to develop cooperation for creativity and the development of IT innovation among stakeholders: IT Companies, Universities, Women Associations, etc.
- Civic Computing (UK),
- North East Regional Development Agency (Romania),
- Digital Leadership Institute (Belgium),
- Eurocrea Merchant (Italy),
- Stichting Business Development (Netherlands),
- Daniel SG LTD (Bulgaria),
- BIOANIM (Slovenia).
Source of funding: Erasmus Plus
Duration of the project implementation: 36 months, 1 September 2017 - 31 August 2020