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- Safer Internet Armenia (safe.am)
The launch of the Armenian version of the Web We Want resource, published by European Schoonet (EUN), marked the ninth edition of Safer Internet Armenia. The programme, launched annually on Safer Internet Day (SID), currently unites public organisations, private organisations and educational institutions with the aim of raising awareness and educating about internet risks, privacy and security issues.Read more
Did you know that only 30 per cent of the 7 million people working in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector are women? This means not only that ICT careers need to be made more appealing for young girls, but also that women in ICT need better representation at higher levels.Read more
- EUN Academy
From November 2016 until January 2017, European Schoolnet (EUN) is running the school ICT Administrator MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The course brings ICT administrators together in order to hear about current practices and new developments, to learn from each other and to reflect on their work through a mix of over 20 specially-commissioned video case studies produced by practitioners, live webinars with expert input, and stimulating, enjoyable and relevant activities and discussions.Read more
- BIK team
The UN-designated World Youth Skills Day seeks to create greater awareness of, and discussion on, the importance of technical and vocational education and training, and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies. It is hoped that it will contribute to a reduction in unemployment and underemployment among youth across the globe. It will also highlight youth skills development to draw attention to the critical need for marketable skills.Read more
- European Schoolnet
On Saturday, 30 April 2016, European Schoolnet attended the first edition of the Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest in celebration of International Girls in ICT Day. Organised by the Digital Leadership Institute, the event took place at the European School Brussels IV in Brussels, Belgium and aimed to inspire girls, aged 11-15, to explore the worlds of digital technology, science and arts.Read more
- BIK team
Nowadays, there is a shortage of skilled workers in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field, which makes it a priority for schools, Ministries of Education and also European policy makers to put a stronger focus on empowering children and young people to take an interest in ICT-related subjects and to study towards a career in the field.Read more