The STEM Talent Girl project, that the ASTI Foundation is developing, has been selected by the European Commission as one of the five finalists in the ‘European Digital Skills Awards’ in the “Digital Skills for Girls and Women” category.

The finalists will present their projects in Vienna as part of the ICT 2018, a research and innovation event focussed on the priorities of the European Union relating to the digital transformation of society and industry. Likewise, the prize for the winning project will be awarded in Vienna by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner of Digital Economy and Society of the European Commission, on the 6th of December.

In this edition of the ‘European Digital Skills Awards’ a total of 264 projects and initiatives were presented. The countries with the greatest number of presentations were Italy (25), Spain (20) and Romania (16).

The ‘European Digital Skills Awards’ have been organised annually since 2016. Their goal is to recognise the initiatives that have contributed to the enhancement of digital competencies of European citizens at both school and at work, and in society in general. In particular, the prizes recognise successful projects that can be expanded and replicated in other cities, regions, countries and sectors.