The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has released an opinion looking into the digital gender gap in education system and the labour market, and has analysed the reasons behind this phenomenon and how to increase the participation of girls in STEM and ICT studies and boost the presence of women in the digital sector.
As emphasised in the text “the digital gender divide is not merely a technological issue: it is an economic, social and cultural one, to be addressed with multi-level and holistic policies, in order to address gender inequality at its deepest social and cultural roots”.
The ENRF firmly advocates for a more significant involvement of women in digitalisation, with special regard for nurses/women engagement in the co-design of digital health tools. Including a gender perspective in the co-creation of eHealth solutions is of paramount importance to develop fit-for-purpose tools that, in turns, implies better health and social care outcomes. In this sense, improved health literacy and empowerment to shared decision are the starting elements to build upon!