CEPIS Award for Young Women in ICT at e-Skills Week

The closing event of e-Skills Week will feature European e-Skills competitions to encourage young people to engage in ICT careers. CEPIS is proud to sponsor the Digital Competence - Women award with an education grant to help facilitate the winner's further study in the field of ICT.  This award will focus on ‘the best of the best' i.e. candidates who have been recognised through national competitions in any European Member State.  

CEPIS Member societies are invited to put forward candidates for consideration or to contact their national contact points for e-Skills Week.  A European jury will select finalists to be invited to the e-Skills Week closing event on 5 March and will identify one winner and one runner-up for each category.

The ‘Digital Competence - Women' category targets young women between 14 and 21 years of age who have shown successful involvement in the ICT sector and could act as role-models for their peers.  In particular they should meet the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence in some area related to ICT and e-Skills;
  • Remarkable school performance in the field of ICT;
  • Profile or undertaken actions that could serve as example for the involvement of young women in ICT.

Member societies are encouraged to put forward candidates in early February in order to leave time for travel arrangements.

Other award categories include: Bringing Innovation to Learning through e-Skills; Young Entrepreneurship and e-Skills; Digital Competence and Digital Expression.

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