The project “Women and job mobility: obstacles and solutions for women in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Sector”, co-financed by the European Commission, was carried out in Ireland, Italy and Spain by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO), by AFAEMME, the Association of Mediterranean Businesswomen and by SIPTU, the Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union of Ireland.

The main purpose of this project was to produce leverage on female workers’ mobility in the three countries mentioned above, focusing on women and on the economic growth that can be obtained by the multiples effects of job mobility. In order to do this, the project developed the following activities:

  • Generating a study on the obstacles which prevent women from working in the ICT sector in Ireland, Italy and Spain.
  • Sensitizing local actors, social partners and training institutions on the obstacles and opportunities related to job mobility of women in the ICT sector. This was done by organising a series of conferences and workshops:
  • 1. Kick off seminar held in Torino, Italy for the launching of the project with the participation of the main social partners.

    2. International European Conference held in Murcia, Spain on March, 2007 to analyse the situation of businesswomen in the Mediterranean countries and the obstacles and solutions for young women in the ICT sector.

    3. Seminar-workshop held in Dublin, Ireland to present the results and the involvement of employers, workers and educational and training institutions

    4. Closing Conference in Torino on February 2008 to present the conclusions of the project.

  • The development of this website, which aims to promote and inform young women on the job opportunities that exist in the ICT sector and what can be done to overcome the obstacles they might find when pursuing an ICT career.

Overall project value: 327.550 EUR
Nº of staff provided: 12 + 2 networks
Date: 2007/2008
Scale of the investigations: Spain, Italy and Ireland
Contract no: European Commission – Grant Agreement VS/2006/0643
Direct Partners involved: ITC-ILO (leader), AFAEMME and SIPTU

This project has received funding from the European Commission within the framework of the European Year of Workers’ Mobility 2006.

And the support of the following Institutions: