Celebrating Girls in ICT Day

01 May 2013 Author: EIFonline

The International Day ‘Girls in ICT’ is an initiative backed up by the Member States of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year. On 25 April 2013, Brussels hosted one of the events, co-organised by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the ITU.  

Watch the video about Girls in ICT Day's celebrations in Brussels:


As part of the event, the European Commission hosted a lunch meeting in the European Parliament, in collaboration with the European Internet Foundation. The occasion as the Awards Ceremony of Tech needs Girls, an ITU initiative.

Listen to Dr. Hamadoun Touré's, Secretary-General of ITU, opening speech of the Awards Ceremony:


 Take a look at the pictures with the winners of Tech Needs Girls Initiative:


The lunch meeting was followed by the hearing in the European Parliament on Women in ICT, focusing on women in ICT careers and on skills development. The hearing organised by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) chaired by Amalia Sartori (ITRE Chair).

Take a look at the pictures from this hearing:



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