Technology and ICT – Cherchez la femme ! Support of Reduction of Gender Segregation in Technical Education in Pilsen Region

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department

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RegionPlzeňský region
Title of the ProgrammeLet´s give (wo)men a chance
Title of the ProjectTechnology and ICT – Cherchez la femme ! Support of Reduction of Gender Segregation in Technical Education in Pilsen Region
Number of the Project248
Project Promoter

Akademie HK PK

Name of Local Partner(s)

Techmania Science Center

University of West Bohemia

Chamber of Commerce of the Pilsen Region

 

Objective of the Project

The Czech Republic belongs to European countries with enormous underrepresentation of women in the technical and ICT fields, which causes a series of negative consequences in the economic and social field. Development in other countries, study results of girls in mathematics and other subjects, and also a series of carried out research clearly show that the low number of women in technical and ICT fields is caused rather by social barriers and can be systematically increased by eliminating them. We intend to solve the problem and its causes by creating a wide partnership of the key participants for solving gender segregation in education in the Pilsen region (primary schools, high schools, economic chambers, employers, universities, the Pilsen region), by using experience from abroad and by forming a complex of complementary activities for the established target groups (students of primary and high schools, teachers and guidance counselors, representatives of relevant institutions). The implementation of the project will be a combination of direct work with established target groups and influencing the social discourse through a media campaign.

Approved grant

241 320 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st July 2014, End date: 30th April 2016