Girls4Tech is already in Brussels discovering the European Union

  • The winning team of Girls4tech, from Puçol, travels to Brussels accompanied by the mayor of the town with an agenda full of interesting visits and events
  • The Erasmus+ project, led by the girls, closes its programme of activities with this trip to the European capital to learn about the structure of the EU

Brussels, 3 May 2024 – In an effort to highlight and encourage the role of women and young people in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the winners of Girls4Techs travel to Brussels on the occasion of activity 4 of the project: Discovering the European Union.

The five winners of the Girls4Tech challenge will be honored for their project “Tas – Sustainable Active Tourism”, an innovative proposal that seeks to revitalize local tourism through sustainability and technology. Her focus on improving the environment and promoting local commerce has proven to be an exemplary model of how young women can lead in creating a greener, more connected future.

The program will be attended by Paz Carceller, mayor of Puçol, Carlos Esteve, councilor of the municipality, and Carlos Maestro, teacher of the Valencian town, who will reaffirm their support for female leadership and entrepreneurship.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions, designed to promote the exchange of experiences and ideas. These activities seek to strengthen women in STEM and provide a platform for future leaders to share their visions and projects.

The Girls4Techs project is presented as a catalyst for change, inspiring young talents to develop sustainable digital solutions and address local challenges with a global perspective. Led by girls, based on innovation and technology, this initiative promotes female entrepreneurship and leadership with the aim of enhancing their interest and participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

Visits in Brussels

The agenda of the event will unfold over several days, starting with the arrival of the participants on Sunday evening. Today, Monday, the young talents of Girls4Tech are having a day full of learning. Early in the morning, they visited the Valencia Delegation in Brussels. They then took a dive into Finnova’s headquarters in the European capital.

At noon, the winners of the project, together with the institutional assistants of the municipality, will have lunch at the Midori restaurant. During the afternoon session, the young women of Girls4Techs will visit the Europa Experience, where they will immerse themselves in the rich history and values of the European Union.

On Tuesday, the activities will continue with a visit to the permanent representation of Spain to the European Union, providing the young women with an in-depth understanding of European politics and diplomacy. In the afternoon, the winners of Girls4Tech will travel to the Finnova offices where the event “Building Tomorrow ́s Europe with today ́s women ” will take place. This event will celebrate the leadership and creativity of women in STEM, highlighting the achievements of the “Tas – Sustainable Active Tourism” project.

On Wednesday, the experience will be enriched with visits to the Parlamentarium and the European Parliament, offering the winners a unique insight into the legislative process and European governance.

This event not only recognises the achievements of young innovators, but also sets a precedent for future generations, demonstrating that female leadership is critical to building a more inclusive and sustainable Europe.

About Girls4Tech

GirlsForTech is a project funded under the Erasmus+ programme that promotes local development through youth, especially girls, in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) innovation and technology.  Led by the Finnova Foundation, the Benaguasil City Council, the Puçol City Council and the Albal City Council, it has the participation of 60 young people between 13 and 18 years old, members of the participating city councils, politicians and STEM leaders.

About Finnova Foundation

Finnova is a Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation that works for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship at EU level. Headquartered in Brussels, it operates through collaborations and partnerships in all countries of the European Union. Finnova’s experience leading communication and dissemination activities of European projects is combined with a solid proven experience in the creation of companies and business support programs, such as accelerators, incubators and selection and awarding of ceremonial events.