Knowledge transfer to secondary education centers
In 2014, Gender and ICT finished the project Expectancies, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Ref. FEM2011-2014117). Once completed, we provided feedback about the research outcomes to all participating centers by sending informative dossiers to every secondary school and organizing seminars addressed to students and teachers.
Equality Unit at the University of La Laguna (ULL)
Our research lines provide knowledge and evidence to support the design and implementation of gender equality policies around the ICT, STEM and R&I fields. In that regard, the Equality Unit at the University of La Laguna (ULL) has used the Expectancies project’s results (Ref. FEM2011-2014117) to plan gender equality measures aimed at secondary and higher education institutions.
Milagros Sáinz, director of Gender and ICT, offered the keynote lecture in the XII Intercambia meeting, held in Madrid on 23 November 2016 and dedicated to the academic and occupational guidance to students. Sáinz showed current data on the masculinization of technological careers and occupations and highlighted the reasons that could explain vocational segregation.
Social Welfare Council of Barcelona
Lidia Arroyo was invited by the Social Welfare Council of the City of Barcelona to participate in its Ageing Working Group. The session took place on 21 June 2016 and tackled the potentialities that the information and communication technologies offer for enhancing elderly people’s social participation with a gender perspective.
Institut Català de les Dones (ICD)
Gender and ICT has signed a collaboration agreement with the Institut Català de les Dones (ICD) aimed at addressing the challenges related with the influence of sexism on secondary students’ academic motivations and educational choices.