Seit Januar 2014 ist das Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit der deutsche National Point of Contact (NPoC) des European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT).
The main objective of the non-profit organisation Competence Center Technology-Diversity-Equal Chances is to actively help shape Germany`s path towards becoming an information- and knowledge-based society. To this end, it develops and carries out a wide range of initiatives and projects that exploit the potential of women as well as men to make equal opportunity a reality in all spheres of society and work.
The strategy of equal opportunity presupposes recognition of people’s diversity, their varied biographies, lifestyles and capabilities and promotes the development of the potential and opportunities this diversity entails. It uses diversity as a success factor in achieving gender and generational equality in social development.
The organisation has bundled its activities into three areas of expertise:
- DIGITAL INTEGRATION focuses on equal access to changed lifestyles and labour markets.
- TRAINING, FURTHER EDUCATION AND CAREERS concentrates on gender-oriented vocational and life planning and the transition from school to work.
- HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH intensifies efforts to promote talented young women in relevant academic subjects and research.
Current projects of the Competence Center: www.kompetenzz.de/unsere-projekte