Technology and Gender

Description / Objectives

To encourage the presence of women in the world of technology.

The European Commission report, Women active in the ICT sector, reveals that across Europe only 29 out of every 1,000 female graduates gain a degree related to computer science (compared to 95 male students). This number reduces significantly to just 4 if we are talking about Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) alone. Females tend to abandon the sector during their careers, which means that only 9% of those who studied ICT still work in the field by the age of 45.

In Catalonia, according to the Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari (Agency for the Quality of the University System), during the 2015-2016 academic year, only 13% of students enrolled on ICT courses were female. Of every 1,000 women, only 4 work in the ICT sector.

The City Council drafted a study entitled L’ecosistema de les TIC des de la perspectiva de gènere a Barcelona (The ICT Ecosystem from a Gender Perspective in Barcelona), which confirmed this data on the under-representation of women in this field, although it did highlight, among other things, that the gender pay gap in this sector (-10.7%) is clearly less than the Barcelona average (-21.8%).

We are promoting the role of women in the technology industry in order to strive for equality in this sector. The gender divide, although smaller than in other industries, still exists. It must therefore be tackled through education, encouraging scientific and technological vocations among girls.

Barcelona City Council is working on empowering women in technology to enhance the equality of women. i.Lab's Girls for a Change, Data and Women Hackathons, and Empowering Women in Tech are some of the events promoted.



Mobile devices to alleviate loneliness in hospitals

Sun, 26/04/2020 - 13:19

Covid-19. Some 1200 devices that have been distributed to healthcare centres will also ease staff work.

Electronic devices to be distributed to help vulnerable students access online education

Wed, 15/04/2020 - 18:19

COVID-19. Children in their sixth year of primary school or first year of secondary school will get priority.

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Stronger communication between the city police and elderly people living alone

Fri, 27/03/2020 - 20:18

COVID-19. The safety and prevention channel opened by the Vincles service is not designed to handle emergencies or replace the usual means for people to contact the city police (092).

New health channel for the Vincles service to provide information on COVID-19

Mon, 23/03/2020 - 13:04

COVID-19. A doctor and a nurse will be replying to queries from the 2,400 users of this app for senior citizens who live alone.


“Gameplay. Cultura del videojoc”

Reobertura a partir del 12 de juny.

From 19/12/2019 to 30/08/2020
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
C Montalegre 5 (Ciutat Vella)

"Grec'20" Festival de Barcelona - Fila Zero: Projecte digital "From story to tale", a càrrec de "Ça Marche"

From 04/07/2020 to 31/07/2020
A través del web de From story to tale
C Rambla 99 (Ciutat Vella)
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