Key Action: KA2, Strategic Partnership Project for Adult Education
Project duration: 24 months
Project start: 1. 1. 2021
Project end: 31. 12. 2022
- BUILDING BRIDGES, CEPA JL, Spain
- STOWARZYSZENIE AKTYWNE KOBIETY, AWA, Poland
- FONDACIJA BIZNIS START – UP CENTAR BAR – BSC Bar, Montenegro
- Association for education POPEDU, Austria
- Fakulteta za uporabne družbene študije Nova Gorica, Slovenia
In the recent years one can observe a growing level of employment in the ICT sector. In this regard the possession of digital skills is what everyone eager to enhance the competitiveness in a bunch of different fields of expertise have to consider. This especially applies to women. According to recent studies women are falling behind men both in terms of the possession of digital skills as well as the motivation to acquire them. Thus, it is not a surprise that women are also noticeably underrepresented in the leadership positions.
The consortium of partners working on the project Error 404 are well aware of this not very encouraging trend. One of the main aims of the project is indeed to bring women closer to the ICT sector. This will be done with the creation of intensive online courses, all related to the digital skills. What is more, the project is also planning to establish hubs in each of partners’ headquarters. This means that women could soon teach digital skills in person in one of partner’s institution.
With the intention to close the gap between men and women in leadership positions, the project also aims to create a manual of digital skills, especially intended to the female entrepreneurs in ICT sector. Beside women, project also addresses other disadvantaged groups such as people with different disabilities, difficulties (geographic, social, etc.) as well as older people.
As project partner, School of Advanced Social Studies (SASS) will, based on its long-time experiences in higher education and research, play an important role.