Digital and Business Skills for the Circular Economy
The European project Girls Go Circular (https://eit-girlsgocircular.eu) aims to equip 50,000 girls, aged 14-18, from across Europe, with digital and entrepreneurial skills by 2027. This is achieved through an online training program for the circular economy.
Reducing the digital gender gap
According to the European Commission’s relevant results for 2019, women represent only 34% of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) graduates and 17% of IT executives. Increasing the number of women entering the digital skills market could generate an additional €16 billion annually for the European economy.
Research shows that increasing diversity in leadership not only generates revenue, but also boosts problem solving as well as team performance indicators. Coordinated by EIT RawMaterials, the Girls Go Circular project contributes to reducing the digital gender gap by supporting girls aged 14-18 in Southern and Eastern Europe to develop their digital and entrepreneurial skills while gaining knowledge about the circular economy.
The online learning platform developed within the project – “Circular Learning Space” – offers students the possibility to choose between different educational modules on topics such as metals, plastics, sustainable fashion or electronic devices. These modules are based on the experiential learning approach, imparting knowledge and skills through an interactive, challenge-based learning material.
Find out about the details of the Program here.
The program is aimed at students from 3rd gymnasium to 3rd highschool in public and private schools throughout the country, who can register either through their teacher or individually, regardless of their school. Access to the platform and participation in the program is free.
Participants have the opportunity to attend two compulsory and from one to four thematic modules on the specially designed Circular Learning Space electronic learning platform.
All students will receive certificates of participation for each thematic unit they have completed.