Women in ICT Standardisation webinar

7 March 2024 10:30–12:15

The Women in ICT Standardisation webinar is back for its third edition, bringing together leading voices in the field of European standardisation. This year, StandICT.eu is proud to join forces with five other EU-funded projects dedicated to advancing European standardisation activities. Together, we aim to deliver comprehensive and content-rich messages that address key priorities outlined in the Annual Union Work Programme for European Standardisation for 2024. Join us for an insightful discussion on the importance of gender diversity in ICT standardisation and its impact on European policy priorities. We're currently finalising the agenda but we can already tell you that the event will host an outstanding panel of Standardisation Experts!




The main objective of this webinar is to discuss and highlight the key gender gaps in ICT standardisation, with a particular focus on the 8 policy priorities identified by the European Commission (EC) in the Annual Union Work Programme (AUWP) for European standardisation. The webinar aims to:

  1. Analyse the main obstacles and problems that persist in ICT standardisation;
  2. Discuss and analyse the main results and achievements obtained at the European and International levels in promoting equity and inclusion in this field;
  3. Provide examples of practices and experiences empowering the role of women in standards development organisations and technical committees in the ICT domains;
  4. Give a general overview of the main gender gaps in the 8 policy priorities identified under the AUWP.


ICT standards hold immense importance at the EU level, representing one of the most relevant subjects on the EU political agenda to uphold the competitiveness of the European Union in critical industries. Consequently, there is an urgent need for regulation and identification of the sectors in which ICT standards are mostly required. The European Commission has recently published the 2024 Annual Union work programme for European standardisation in which it has identified 8 main policy priorities that need to be addressed.

StandICT.eu aims to address these topics from a gender perspective. Gender equality in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is one of the core issues both at the international and European levels. This webinar emphasises the voices of women experts in ICT standards, particularly focusing on the 8 policy priorities identified in the 2024 Annual Union work programme for European standardisation:

  • Technologies for European high-performance computing and European quantum communication infrastructure;
  • Critical Raw Materials (CRM) - Recycling of permanent magnets and exploration, extraction, refining and recycling of CRM;
  • EU Trusted Data Framework;
  • European digital identity framework;
  • Eco-design of air-to-air conditioning and heat pumps;
  • Cybersecurity requirements; 
  • Hydrogen technologies and components;
  • Electric vehicles charging infrastructure.

The webinar has been organised in a joint effort by StandICT.eu in collaboration with other EU-funded projects, namely HSBooster.euSEEBLOCKSEdu4StandardsStand4EU and Blockstand.

Target audience

The target audience for this webinar includes ICT Specialists and Professionals under the main Digital Single Market & Digital Europe domains, Standard Developing Organisations' representatives, Members of Research Institutes working in ICT Standard Development, Representative of National Standards Associations, general audience and civil society organisations involved in the promotion of women in STEM disciplines and education.


The webinar will last approximately 90 minutes, including interactive Q&A sessions.


Women in ICT Standardisation webinar