In the June Newsletter of the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT)Eva Fabry, the Director of the ECWT writes that Vice President Neelie Kroes, Commissioner for Digital Agenda called the 25th of May for a 'Movement for Digital Action'. Girls and women ARE organized as the International Women's Movement is preparing for its centennial anniversary in 2011.
What is needed, however, is more girls and women in leadership and concerted actions ensuring more resources to a strategic actionplan supporting every single girl's and women's active participation in the great transformation and strategic paradigm-shift to the Digital Age.
The June edition of the newsletter presents also a series of activities the ECWT is heading towards during the year ahead, the key ones being:
- an exhibition and a networking session ''eGEN - Powergirls in ICT, engineering and innovation' at the Commission's flagship event ICT 2010 the 27-29 September in Brussels
- participating in the Commission's strategic meeting with signatories of the Code of Best Practices for Women and ICT the 29 September 2010
- a transatlantic networking session on 'Women's entrepreneurship and innovation in the technology sector' at the annual Global Forum 2010 event organized by ITEMS the 8-9 November in Washington D.C.
- participating in a European level women and technology event planned during the Hungarian EU Presidency spring 2011
- co-ordinating preparations for a Parliamentary Hearing on Women in ICT in the Digital Age in 2011.
The European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) is a multi-stakeholder based NGO with 62 major public, private actors, academia and NGOs as members and with similar multi-stakeholder based National Point of Contacts (N-PoCs) under start-up in Norway (where the centre is based), Spain, Greece, Italy, Germany, Portugal, France, Hungary, Denmark, Russia and several other European countries in the pipeline.