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Join us for the Women and Girls in STEM Forum


You will join policymakers, industry leaders, and students to advance the European agenda on gender equality in STEM education and careers. 


About the Forum

Every year, Girls Go Circular – in collaboration with the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) – organises the Women and Girls in STEM Forum. The third edition of the Forum will take place on Tuesday, 5 December (9.30-13.00 CET), livestreamed from Brussels. This annual event has become a platform for leading voices of students, teachers, mentors, policymakers, researchers and industry working towards a truly equal and inclusive future of Europe. Over the past two years, the Women and Girls in STEM Forum has attracted over 1 500 participants to identify key actions to bridge the gender gap in STEM and ICT, dismantle gender stereotypes and empower girls to pursue career dreams in science and technology.

Girls and young women have a pivotal role in the event and inspire their peers and the audience, engaging in discussions on eliminating gender bias from STEM with EU policymakers, scientists, and entrepreneurs and sharing success stories to inspire the future EU action on these themes. The Women and Girls in STEM Forum also celebrates the participation of thousands of girls from 21 European countries in the Girls Go Circular project and offers them the opportunity to compete in a challenge and win a trip to Brussels to attend the Forum in person.

Student Challenge

The younger generation will be the one to embrace the challenge of closing the gender gap in STEM and push it forward. For the year’s edition of the Women and Girls in STEM Forum, Girls Go Circular is inviting its female students and alumnae to work in teams of three and come up with a robot idea to solve an environmental issue of their choice in their school or their city. To showcase their idea, students are asked to develop a robot prototype and to present it in a 3-minute pitch video in English.

One team per project country will be invited to Brussels to showcase their robot idea. The best three teams will get to participate in the Challenge Finale and to pitch their idea before an expert jury at the Women and Girls in STEM Forum. 

Do you wish to participate? Check out our dedicated web page on the Challenge and find out how to apply. The deadline to participate is 23 October 2023.

Highlights from the 1st Edition of #WGSF

The first edition of the Women and Girls in STEM Forum gathered over 400 policymakers, researchers, industry leaders, students, and teachers to advance the European discussions on gender equality in STEM and ICT. The speakers proposed ideas for further action and reported on several initiatives contributing to gender equality in key areas and empowering women to pursue STEM careers. Watch the key moments of the Women and Girls in STEM Forum 2021 in the Highlights Video (below).

The WGSF Policy Brief summarises the main findings of the event’s first edition and highlights essential European policies and initiatives to reduce gender bias in STEM and ICT. Have a look at the policy brief and find inspiration to promote gender equality in STEM and ICT!