The European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) is a sustainable European multi-stakeholder partnership representing high-level expertise in women and technology development from business, government, academia and non-profit sectors and supporting regional innovation through leveraging resources, research, best practices and services.
The decision to establish the ECWT was taken on the 9th of May 2008 by the International Taskforce for Women and ICTs (ITF) - Europe and the statutes were approved by the founders on 18th of July 2008.
The European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) is a European non-profit organization registered under Norwegian law (registration nr.: 992 958 863).
ECWT functions as the European Regional Point of Contact, one of the Ten Regional Centres presently being established around the world, which together constitute Global Women and Technology (GWT).
The ECWT implements its strategy through the National Point of Contacts (N-PoCs) being established in Member States and other European countries functioning as a national platform of multi-stakeholders to ensure women's full participation in the knowledge based economy and to implement the Commission's Digital Agenda and Europe 2020 strategy.
The Secretariat of the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT) in Drammen, Norway as the regional innovation centre Papirbredden Innovasjon, the Norwegian Research Council and the County of Buskerud supported the initial start-up of ECWT betwen 2008 and 2010.