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Widening Women's Work in Information and Communication Technology

Objective

The project will provide a focused investigation of the gender gap in ICT professions and to propose some pathways to improve equal opportunities, women's participation in the ICT labour market and quality of life in ICT professions. It aims at achieving four scientific objectives:

- Comprehensive understanding of the various aspects of gender disparities in ICT professions;
- Empirical investigation of these disparities;
- Policy implications of equal opportunities in ICT professions;
- Dissemination of results, recommendations and good practices towards agents of change.

The project will implement an integrated approach to the various dimensions of gender gaps in ICT professions, covering explicative factors linked to education and training, working and employment conditions, and professional and technical culture. A conceptional framework for analysis will be developed with extended reference to the state of the art of existing research. The project will focus on qualitative empirical information, to be collected through biographical interviews and sectoral case studies in seven countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Portugal and Ireland). The work will also include an inventory of good practices. Policy recommendations will be developed in the following areas: education and vocational training models, employment strategies and work organisation patterns, and institutional frameworks. The dissemination of results targets agents of change in human resource management, professional orientation, organisation of training and policy making.

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Coordinator

FONDATION TRAVAIL-UNIVERSITE ASBL
Address
Rue De L'arsenal 5
5000 Namur
Belgium

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Participants (4)

AGENCE NATIONALE POUR L'AMELIORATION DES CONDITIONS DE TRAVAIL
France
Address
4, Quai Des Etroits
69321 Lyon

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FONDAZIONE REGIONALE PIETRO SEVESO
Italy
Address
Via Vittorio Veneto 24
20124 Milano

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RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY ON WORK AND EMPLOYMENT
United Kingdom
Address
22 Northchurch Terrace
N1 4EG London

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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