MIL OSI-C. Mediterranean Region: Portugal
Today, October 15, begins the 3rd edition of the Project Engineers For One Day, which responds to one of the critical areas identified by the EIGE – European Institute for Gender Equality in the Gender Equality Index, also released today.
According to this EIGE index, which measures countries’ gender performance in labor, income, knowledge, power, time and health, Portugal is progressing faster than the EU28 average and has risen to 16th place in the ranking, compared to 21st in 2015. However, the gender segregation of occupations and occupations in Portugal stands out as negative, representing women only 9% in the science, technology and technology sectors. and engineering, these being key areas in the economy of the future. It is therefore essential to continue working on projects such as Engineers for a Day.
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