With financial support from SlovakAid, the European Migration Agency (EMA) has launched a development project in Moldova, aimed at supporting the digital education of young women, creating a Cyber Security Academy, and establishing a new IT Laboratory at the Technical University of Moldova (UTM).
The project – titled ‘Skilled workforce for the Moldovan IT sector: Digital education for young women and creation of a Cyber Security Academy’ – runs from August 2020 to August 2021. Its main objectives are:
- Preparation and organisation of a STEM workshop (Science, Tech, Engineering and Mathematics) aimed at young women, in cooperation with the Moldovan NGO TEKEDU.
- Renovation and equipment of an IT Laboratory at UTM, which will serve as the foundation for the activities of the GirlsGoIT programme and Cyber Security Academy.
- Creation of the Cyber Security Academy at UTM in cooperation with leading Slovak cyber security company ESET, as part of which the most successful students will be offered professional internships at ESET.
- Examination of the possibility of creating a cyber security incubator in Moldova.
The project is co-financed by ESET and TEKEDU.