More than 75% of companies in the European Union face difficulties in finding professionals to meet their labor demands, according to data provided by the European Commission’s statistical office, Eurostat. Similarly, the European Labour Authority (ELA) warns of a significant shortage of specialists in information and communication technologies (ICT) and qualified professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) fields in Europe. With only 1 in 6 IT specialists being women, this situation is further exacerbated.

On the International Women in Engineering Day, celebrated today, June 23rd, the European project LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 takes the opportunity to emphasize the importance of promoting access to STEAM careers and ICT disciplines in education, and particularly in actively encouraging the participation of girls and women in these fields.

In the context of the European Year of Skills, we highlight the urgent importance of including these subjects in educational systems as it is essential for our youth to be prepared for the current job market and to achieve greater equity in the most in-demand workspaces.

LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0 prides itself on having inspired and supported the Comen 2.0 project 2021, which enabled a group of four girls from Abecé School in Gandía to win the challenge on organic waste reuse. This initiative, framed within the Finnova – Technovation Girls 2021 Challenges, has made a significant contribution to promoting the circular economy model, green energy generation, and compliance with the European Green Deal directives.

At LIFE ECODIGESTION 2.0, we are committed to actively enhancing our role as an inspiring project, fostering disruptive projects and initiatives led by girls and women.

For more information about Technovation Girls CV – Retos Finnova, visit:

🔗 https://finnova.eu/el-proyecto-firepoint-para-reducir-los-incendios-forestales-ganador-de-los-technovation-girls-cv-retos-finnova/