Go-Digital is an Erasmus+ project that aims to develop adult educators’ competences in motivating disadvantaged women to take part in learning towards employment in the digital sector of the labour market and thus, promote gender equality in the digital labour market.
The importance of the jobs in digital sector is increasing in EU during the last years; however, women are afraid to select jobs in the digital sector. Some of the reasons why women are not taking training to enter employment in the digital sector are defined as a lack of inspiration and role models. Partners’ initial research in their national level shows that the Labour Exchange offices offer variety of the training program (formal and informal, for person with high education and for low-skilled adults) for re-qualification needed for digital jobs, however, the reality is mostly the same as was shown above- women took those courses 4 time less than men. Thus, encouraging women into this field and building a gender balanced digital sector plays an important role in order to boost innovation and bring economic benefits to the European Economy. In 2018, EC outlined strategy “Women in Digital” to implement actions to facilitate an increase in the participation of women in the digital sector, including education to combat gender stereotypes, to enable, encourage and motivate females to participate in the digital sector of the labour market.Thus, the project Go-Digital seeks to implement the following EU recommendations:
- Considering gender equality in the digital sector as an essential element of the Union strategy;
- Education and training should be at the centre of the strategy to achieve gender equality in the digital era.
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