Shaping the digital future of Europe - Vote on draft opinion- 25.03.2021

20-03-2021 - 09:01
Carvalho Carvalho
MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho © European Union 2020 - Source : EP/Mathieu CUGNOT

On 25 March 2021, FEMM will vote on the draft opinion on “Shaping the digital future of Europe : removing barriers to the functioning of the digital single market and improving the use of AI for European consumers”.

Whereas women's involvement in these sectors at the same level as men would strongly boost the EU economy, they only account for 30% of the technology workforce and 17% of ICT specialists. The Rapporteur calls on the Commission to address the gender gap through employment, education and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and in the digital sectors.

65 amendments have been tabled. The rapporteur has proposed 7 compromise amendments.

The vote on amendments will take place on 23 March 2021.

The vote on the draft opinion will take place on 25 March 2021.