What is EUD ?
Contract No: 30-CE-0202684/00-63
The European Directory of Women and ICT has been developed upon the initiative and with the support of the European Commission’s DG Information Society and Media, Directorate C: Lisbon Strategy and Policies for the Information Society, C1 Lisbon Strategy and i2010.
Getting more girls and women into the technology sector is today not only a gender equality issue but an economic necessity!
The European Directory is the Meeting-place for Women in ICT in Europe - a new ecospace for all stakeholders (public, private, academia, NGOs, networks, clusters, projects and individual users) interested in measurably and significantly increasing the number of girls and women in the knowledge based economy in general and in ICT in specific.
The EUD is based on an innovative network portal and collaboration-ware with the basic aim to promote girls' and women’s orientation towards and presence and participation in ICT and related sectors.
The aim of the European Directory is to put an end to fragmentation in the field of women and technology, to prevent replications and create a common European knowledge-base and a platform for interaction between the registered stakeholders.
The Directory will serve as a set of searchable databases of existing European policy documents and legislation in support of women and technology issues, of all key stakeholders, their activities, interventions and good examples of women and ICT.
The EUD will also serve as a benchmarking and monitoring tool for the Code of Best Practices for Women and ICT. Register and share your experiences and hear your voice!
The EUD desires to make a real difference through the EUD CollaborationWare to which you get access as a registered member.
By using the European Directory YOU CAN
Increase your visibility and present and market your activity towards the targeted mega-community on regional, national, European and global level;
- Promote your personal mobility, entering or re-entering the labour-market;
Expand and develop your e-skills to stay competitive;
Find the right contacts and support to speed up commercialization of your research
Find support for your entrepreneurship in technology areas or to integrate technology in your entrepreneurship;
Find support to your technology innovation and speeding up transfer and commercialization of your knowledge;
Search for and find partners for European and global projects around the key issues of women and technology and for leveraging your previous projects and research;
Have access to tools to manage your projects in a quality certified and fully transparent way;
Find partners and tools to carry out European and global level benchmarking and monitoring of impacts;
Through access to the EUD's collaboration-ware - together with other stakeholders - develop new services and manage complex (business) processes customized to your needs!
The European Directory is the 1st regional directory for Women and ICT issues. We are grateful to have received the opportunity and the support of the European Commission to take leadership in the multi-stakeholder partner based global knowledge-sharing in the women and technology issue. The European Directory product will be from year 2010 tested by other regions involved in the Global Women and Technology Initiative of the International Taskforce on Women and ICTs (ITF).