Raising the interest of young girls to study geosciences and geo-engineering
The project ‘ENGIE – Encouraging Girls to Study Geosciences and Engineering’ aims to turn the interest of 13-18 years old girls to study geosciences and related engineering disciplines. As career decisions are made generally in this period of life, the impact of the project is expected to contribute to improvement in the gender balance in the fields of these disciplines.
Improving the gender balance in these disciplines
Implementing awareness-raising activities in 22 European countries
Impact Assessment and Monitoring
Conducting research and gathering comprehensive knowledge on what discourages and excludes women from participation in geosciences and engineering
Helping to change the way science is communicated and increasing the participation and interest of girls in geosciences
Encouraging sustainable collaboration on gender equality in science by connecting schools, science museums, research centres and industry representatives
Creating a platform for the cooperation of international and European players who are strongly interested in improving the gender balance in geosciences and engineering, including future employers
Fostering corporate effectiveness, innovation capacity and economic benefits by promoting more diverse teams and thus helping European companies to better compete at international level
Strengthening a sustainable European raw materials industry
Increasing societal awareness of the importance of expertise in geoscience and geo-engineering for the supply of mineral raw materials and protection of the public from natural and man-made geo-hazards by sensitising young people, especially young girls, to this topic
Creating awareness of the importance of gender equality at both European and national levels and contributing thus to more societal justice
Peter Zwahlen, EAGE / EFG, 2017. | Catalina Llano Ocampo, EAGE / EFG, 2016.