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International Girls in ICT Day (in Brussels, Belgium) April 25, 2013

Event Date: 
April 25, 2013 (All day)

The International Day, "Girls in ICT" is an initiative, backed up by the Member States of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) , which aims to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider careers in the growing ICT sector. On 25 April 2013, Brussels will host one of the events, co-organised by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the ITU.

GIRLS IN ICT DAY (draft programme)
Please note that there may be further changes in the programme.

Venue: Tour & Taxis, Brussels (morning) & European Parliament, Brussels (afternoon)
Note: The morning session will be delivered by partner stakeholder organisations. Around 300 pupils aged 15-18 from the Brussels Region are expected to attend the workshops in the morning session.

9.00 -11.30 IT workshops for boys & girls – Research in Brussels (umbrella organisation)
Imagine the world in 2050 – a workshop on Digital Futures for boys & girls - DG
Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission

11.00 Welcome of the ITU/COM delegation by the Belgian Minister for Scientific Research and a quick tour around to visit the workshops

11.30 – 11.45 A conversation with Hamadoun Touré , Secretary-General, International
Telecommunication Union and Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner in charge of the Digital Agenda

12.15 – 13.30 Transfer to the European Parliament
13.30 – 15.00 Networking lunch
14.00 – 14.15 Tech Needs Girls award ceremony
15.00 – 17.30 Parliamentary hearing on Women in ICT (draft elements outlined below)
The hearing will be co-organised by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and the
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM). Chaired by Ms Amalia Sartori (ITRE
Chair) and Mr Mikael Gustafsson (FEMM Chair).

15.00 – 15.10 Opening of the hearing and introductory statements by Chairs Amalia Sartori and
Mikael Gustafsson
15.10 – 15.20 Statement by Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, International
Telecommunication Union
15.20 – 15.30 Statement by Neelie Kroes, Vice –President of the European Commission
15.30 – 16.25 Panel 1: Education and skills development
15.30 – 15.40 Speaker 1
15.40 – 15.50 Speaker 2
15.50 – 16.00 Speaker 3
16.00 – 16.05 MEP Rapporteur
16.05 – 16.25 Q&A by Members

16.25 – 17.20 Panel 2: Women in ICT careers
16.25 – 16.35 Speaker 1
16.35 – 16.45 Speaker 2
16.45 – 16.55 Speaker 3
16.55 – 17.00 MEP Rapporteur
17.00 – 17.20 Q&A by Members
17.20 – 17.30 Closing remarks by Chairs Amalia Sartori and Mikael Gustafsson

Tour & Taxis, Brussels (morning) & European Parliament, Brussels (afternoon)


I write to enquire on the process involve for the upcoming international Girls Day.

KathyG's picture

Girls ICT Conference

Thank you for the inquiry, however I am simply passing the information on. For information from the organization holding the event please refer to the following:

There you will see a contact link and a registration link.

Good luck!


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