On 4 April 2014, in honour of the Hellenic Presidency of the European Council, nominations for the 2014 European Ada Awards will officially open in the context of the “Women & Girls Go Digital” event, co-organised by ECWT, in Athens. We look forward to a great turnout for the event and a record number of 2014 nominations for Digital Girl, Digital Woman, and Digital Impact Organisation of the Year in Europe.
The European Ada Awards are an initiative of the Digital Leadership Institute and its partners – CEPIS, DIGITALEUROPE, ECWT, and the European SchoolNet – that aims to recognise outstanding girls and women in digital sectors in Europe and organisations supporting them.
The European Ada Awards were launched as a five-year pledge to the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs and are part of the 2014 Eskills for Jobs campaign. In 2013, Ms. Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, was personal patron of the Awards and presented prizes in the following categories to deserving girls, women and organisations in Europe:
- 2013 Digital Girl of the Year (x2)
- 2013 Digital Woman of the Year
- 2013 Digital Impact Organisation of the Year
An award for African Digital Woman of the Year was also presented in 2013.
Thank you to partners and sponsors of the 2013 and 2014 European Ada Awards!