<What this project is about?>
This project intends to establish best practice in how to "break the glass ceiling" of access to quality ICT learning and self-learning amongst women. The LIFT project is aimed towards women who lack basic ICT knowledge and who may also have a low level of technological confidence. The project aims to offer compensatory learning in basic IT and programming skills through mentoring, training and confidence-building measures.
<Project news>
"Women are under-represented among ICT specialists in all EU Member States; a striking contrast with total employment where the genders are broadly balanced. Figures show that in 2016, an overwhelming majority (83.3%) of ICT specialists employed in the EU were men. This was the case in every EU Member State."
(Eurostat News Release, July 2017)