CS4WOMEN PROJECT

The CS4Women project is an European initiative to analyze the implication of women in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) with more specific reference to Computer Science (CS). With the cooperation of companies and public institutions CS4Women promotes activities for the dissemination and diffusion of Computer Science to increase the interest and participation of European girls

To achieve this general aim, the CS4Women project addresses the following sub-targets:

  1. To analyse why there are so few girls that choose Computer Science degrees in Europe. In this respect, two important questions need to be answered: The reasons why many girls do not choose them and the reasons why some girls chose them.
  2. To spread the idea that CS is a girl thing!. The idea is to promote Computer Science degrees among women via three channels: To young girls; To society in general, including family; To research ICT environment
  3. To engage big and small companies and public governments in the goal of increasing the number of girls in CS. This area needs women. It’s a responsibility that involves all kind of institutions: educative, public, private, research and individuals and the cooperation among them is crucial in the achievement of the mentioned aim.
  4. To promote initiatives to make a change in the representation of science to society, on how the science is perceived by women and men. There is a popular, very extended tendency to see ICT expert, as mainly men and label as “freaks”. Offering new profiles of scientist, including women models will attract more women into CS studies.

Members:

Institut Mihajlo Pupin

cujae
Nombre persona de contacto: Paola Inverardi

University of L’Aquila

cambridge
Leader: Helen Oliver Other members: Sophie Van der Zee

University of Cambridge

Porto
Leader: Cristina Ribeiro   Other members: Pedro Coelho

Universidad do Porto

Instituto Andaluz de la Mujer

luxembourg
Leader: Patrice Caire

University of Luxemburg

University of Central Lancashire – Cyprus

southampton
Leader: Margaret Ross

University of Southampton

Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría (CUJAE)

University of Bruno

cs4 avancez
Leader: Lena Peterson Other members: Sally McKee

Chalmers University of Technology

Universidad de Endem

Universidad da Coruña

Universidad del País Vasco

Sofia University

Universidad de Medellín

cs4 garcilaso
Name of contact person: Santiago Gonzáles Sánchez

Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

cs4 plata
Name of contact person: Dr. Gustavo Rossi Other members:

Universidad Nacional de la Plata (UNLP)

cs4 chile
Name of contact person: Vianca Vega Zepeda

Universidad Católica del Norte Antofagasta

istituto
Name of contact person: Antonia Bertolino Personal Web Address: via Moruzzi, 1, 56124, Pisa (Italy) Tel. +39 050 315 2914 Fax +39 050 3152924

Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “A. Faedo” and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

cs4 zagreb
Name of contact person: Dijana Plantak Vukovac

University of Zagreb

cs4 wyzsza
Name of contact person: Tomasz Wojdynski

School of Banking and Management

cs4 paris
Name of contact person: Gerard Kubryk

Paris VIII University

cs4 izmir
Name of contact person: Emrah Orhun, Prof. Dr.

Izmir University (IZU)

cs4 vest
Name of contact person: Prof. Dana Petcu

Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara (UVT)

cs4 cork
Name of contact person: Dra. Aisling O’ Driscoll

Cork Institute of technology (CIT), Ireland