Why we started the project?

A shortage of 1.8 million information security workers was predicted for 2022, however, most young people (69%) have never met anyone working in cybersecurity and even fewer (11%) have met a woman working in the sector.

Janice Richardson, Senior Advisor at European Schoolnet

We are driven by values.

And our goal is to address the gender gap facing the computer security industry by partnering with private sector companies and academic institutions and working with middle, high schools and vocational schools to promote cybersecurity careers.

Making information about cybersecurity careers more available to students, teachers and parents could positively impact more young people in choosing this path, and having access to information about positive female role models can prove to be a strong motivator for young girls to follow through with their passion.

Opening Doors to Cybersecurity

Inspiring Students

Empowering Teachers

The primary target group of the project are secondary school and formal vocational training students in general, and girls in particular. Secondly, teachers and families will be impacted.

EDUCATIONAL PLATFORM ON CYBERSECURITY AND THE PROFESSION

including open educational resources (OER) for training and awareness-raising for students and teachers, as well as an awareness-raising strategy and resources for families.

IMMERSIVE EDUCATIONAL VIDEO GAME USING REAL-LIFE CONTEXT SCENARIOS

including the development of a multi-language video game tested and pilots in secondary schools in Spain, Ireland, Bulgaria, and Hungary.

A BOOK FOR RAISING AWARENESS OF GENDER EQUALITY IN ICT

including the design and development of an e-book on gender equality in ICT.