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Girls in ICT Day 2012 Celebrations in Europe 


Girls in ICT Day, Celebration in Europe, 26 April 2012, Report Document


Report on Girls in ICT Day 2012 Celebrations in Europe was produced in order to summarize, highlight and applaud the celebrations of the second international Girls in ICT Day that took place on 26 April 2012 throughout Europe. All material stated in this document was reported to the Europe Coordination Unit by the organizers of the celebration events, mostly coming from the states’ administrations, but also from NGOs and the private sector.

International Girls in ICT Day 2012 succeeded in empowering over 30,000 girls and young women on 26 April 2012. More than 1,200 national and local Girls in ICT Day events were held in 23 European countries this year. Each event introduced girls and young women to the growing opportunities offered by a career in ICTs.

ITU organized a special session during the World Summit on the Information Society Forum on 16 May 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland to showcase 15 Girls in ICT Day events from Africa, the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, CIS and Europe. The showcasing session culminated with the participants being awarded ITU certificates of recognition for their hard work and commitment to empowering women through ICTs. Photos are available here.

International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by ITU Member States in Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

The international Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on each fourth Thursday in April, when girls have the possibility to get themselves acquainted with the opportunities for education and work in the ICT field. The international Girls in ICT Day has the objective to make the Information and Communications Technologies familiar to girls, and to present to them the jobs within this sector, as well as to motivate them to opt for a career related to these technologies.

As we approach 2015, the target date for realizing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, among which eliminating gender disparity features prominently, the Girls in ICT Day project is a way to create connections that inspire ideas and innovation to address a societal need. This year, the events sparked by Girls in ICT Day have sowed the seeds of empowerment in thousands of girls and young women around the continent.


Girls in ICT Portal, Special Initiatives, BDT  


ITU has launched a new web portal focused on helping girls and women access training, job opportunities and career information in the fast-growing information and communication (ICT) sector.

The portal is designed to help girls and young women aged 11-25 prepare for and pursue a technology career, providing links to scholarships, training and internships, ICT contests and awards, tech camps, online girls’ networks and other programs that will give them a boost in entering what has become a largely male-dominated sector.

More specific information about the 2012 Girls in ICT Day events is posted on a dedicated portal for this project at, where pictures, videos, programs and other documents are freely available for everyone to use. The aim is to spread the word and inspire more people to organize a Girls in ICT activity to mark the day in 2013. Examples of successful events held worldwide can be found at  

For further information and coordination about organizing the Girls in ICT Day are invited to contact ITU Girls in ICT Team at


Documents and downloads  

Save the Date! 25 April 2013
Third International Girls in ICT Day


Celebrations in European Countries:
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Rep., Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Vatican, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, San Marino, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

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