On 11-12 April, partner organisations developing Women4IT met in Athens, Greece, to discuss the next steps of the project.
The meeting was hosted by our Greek partner, Creative Thinking and Development (Crethidev), and joined by ICS Skills (Ireland), LIKTA (Latvia), BETI (Lithuania), MCA (Malta), Fundatia EOS (Romania), PLAN International (Spain), the European Centre for Women and Technology (Norway) and DIGITALEUROPE (Belgium).
During the event, we not only ensured that the project is right on track, but we also discussed its future and the actions that need to be undertaken to make it successful upon its completion. A big focus was put on the preliminary results of a survey conducted among different types of organisations in 7 partner countries on the topic of their current and prospective digital needs.
The meeting had – for the most part – a very interactive form. Throughout a number of workshops and interactive activities, the partners brainstormed which job profiles we should implement in our work plan to provide young women with the best employment opportunities possible.
Although we had plenty of versatile, ambitious ideas, we established that partner organisations will be able to deliver best quality training on the national level for future female experts working as:
- Digital Media Specialists,
- Junior Web Developers,
- Graphic Designers,
- Quality Assurance Testers,
- Data Protection Experts,
- Personal Assistants with Digital Skills,
- Data Analysts (supporting position),
- Customer Service (supporting position).
These profiles were explored in-depth by defining and listing particular competencies required for each position. They will soon serve as a basis for the development and implementation of training curricula planned for the next stage of the project.
The third WOMEN4IT meeting was productive and inspiring, and it allowed for better coordination between partners’ tremendous efforts. We are excited to work on the project with even more motivation, and we look forward to the next partner meeting that will take place in Dublin in October 2019.
Special thanks to the EEA and Norway grants programme that supported the implementation of these activities.
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