The main objective of the DIGITS project is to improve the digital inclusion of TCN women in the selected EU countries through practical tools and tailored educational interventions to ensure a better life quality for them. More specifically, the DIGITS project aims to improve the national and transnational understanding of the needs of digital inclusion for the women in the EU. It is important to develop practical tools and gather useful resources in terms of digital inclusion and, thus, social justice for women with a migrant-refugee background.
Implementation: Start: 01/02/2022 – End: 31/09/2024

The pandemic has created a new reality for all EU citizens, forcing many employees to work remotely from home. Within this context, it’s important to pay attention to what happens with the non-skilled workers and especially those who do not even have the basic language and other soft skills that would allow them to first survive and then give them the possibility of quality living as all other citizens. Internet non-users are at particular risk of social isolation, due to their digital exclusion. Migrants also face additional barriers to digital inclusion, due to relying on others to translate the websites of service providers and social media platforms to their native languages. While the pandemic has prompted more innovative approaches to service delivery, digital inclusion is of paramount importance.

Although the digital sector is rapidly growing, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs every year, the share of women in this sector is decreasing. Women and especially Third-Country National (TCN) women are under-represented at all levels in the digital sector in Europe. 

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