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Women are underrepresented in Informatics (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computing, ICT) at all levels, from undergraduate and graduate studies to participation and leadership in academia and industry.

Increasing female representation in the field is a grand challenge for academics, policymakers, and society as a whole. Although the problem is evident, progress has been invariably slow, in spite of all the momentum and impulse for change happening across Europe.

The main aim of the European Network For Gender Balance in Informatics (EUGAIN) COST Action is to improve gender balance in Informatics through the creation and strengthening of a truly multi-cultural European network of academics working on the forefront of the efforts in their countries, institutions and research communities. We will be building on their knowledge, experiences, struggles, successes, and failures, learning and sharing what has worked and how it could be transferred to other institutions and countries.

Among other outcomes, EUGAIN will provide the academic community, policymakers, industry and other stakeholders with recommendations and guidelines to address the following key challenges:

Are you interested in joining us?

EUGAIN is an open, interdisciplinary and growing network welcoming academics, practitioners and relevant stakeholders to contribute to the activities of the EUGAIN work plan.

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Find out more about our COST Action EUGAIN by exploring the site links below.



See EUGAIN’s Management Committee, Core Group members, and Working Group chairs.



See information about
Meetings, Training Schools, and Workshops.



See information about
Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM’s) and other available grant opportunities.



See EUGAIN’s deliverables, publications and other project results.