Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações (FPC)

Portugal joined the celebrations of Girls in ICT Day 2016 by carrying out three main initiatives at Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações | Museu das Comunicações (FPC | MC).

1. FPC raised the awareness of companies and stakeholders about the importance of increasing the number of Woman in the ICT areas. The Portuguese Government and a good number of companies (40) supported the initiatives performed. A lot of them offered prizes to the schools challenge.

2. Along March and April schools and colleges were challenged to create digital works about two issues: “Are we all digital?” and “How will it be a Teacher in the future?”
Then, on the 28th of April, all the digital works were appreciated through the Facebook and by a panel of judges.

3. On the 6th of May, it took place at FPC main building, a Debate about the above two issues, moderated by Margarida Sá Costa (General Secretariat of FPC and President of LIDE Mulher) and with the participation of a panel of people working in different ICT areas: Daniela Vintém (Colara Project), Ricardo Tomé (Media Capital Digital), José Moura Carvalho (TEA Project) and Michelly Sousa Araújo (Apps for Good).

At the opening session, the Portuguese Communications Regulator – ANACOM, emphasized the participation of the schools and colleges in the competition raised by FPC and their presence in the Debate.

The most important topics discussed were the fast developments in the Communication Sector, the importance of the digital era we live in and its influence in the family life versus work environment, the importance of increasing the number of Woman in the ICT areas.
These topics and the videos that were played were all shared with the students present in the session.

After the debate, the schools and colleges competition winners were announced and the prizes (from the group of sponsors of the event) were delivered to the different age levels, along with two special prizes: the most inspiring teacher and the most voted at the social netwok.

Then the President of Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações, Luís Andrade, closed the Girls in ICT Day 2016.