The IT sector is not just for men, and Bulgaria proves this. Last year, 8.4 million people were employed in the EU sector. Women are largely a minority, which is confirmed by the data. Women represent only 17.2% (1.4 million) of all IT professionals hired in the EU.
Bulgaria, however, is the best-represented European country in terms of the share of women in the ICT sector and the number of female students trained.
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Agenda: On the bottom are all countries, the green represent the number of ICT specialists and on the left is the exact percentage of people working there.
More than 1.3 million people are trained in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Europe.
The share of female students varies from less than one tenth in the Netherlands (6% ), Belgium (8%) and Luxembourg (almost 10%) to more than a quarter in Bulgaria (33%), Romania (31%), Greece and Sweden (29%) and Cyprus (26%).
This information was published by Eurostat on the occasion of the International ICT Girls Day, which is celebrated every 4th of April each year in April. This is a global initiative aimed at encouraging girls and young women to consider a career in the growing field of information and communication technologies.