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24.09.2019

Weronika Woińska at the European Research and Innovation Days

24.09.2019

Weronika Woińska at the European Research and Innovation Days

Weronika Woińska, our Year 12 student, has been invited to participate in the European Research and Innovation Days organised by the European Commission in Brussels.

Weronika will take part in the panel “Investing in Millennials and Gen Z skills and wellbeing” on Thursday, 26th September, 14:30-15:30. You can watch the panel live.

European Research and Innovation Days is the first annual policy event of the European Commission, bringing together Europe’s best and brightest researchers, scientists, innovators and policy makers to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape.

I got the invitation due to my dedication to strengthening the involvement of young people in technology and building skills needed both in nowadays world and in the future. Since August 2018, I have been cooperating with Girls In Tech Poland Foundation. Their mission is to support the professional development of women in technologies. I work there as Youth Development Architect. Accordingly, I am working on involving more and more young people, especially girls, into STEAM fields and encourage their personal realisation. Besides, I am developing my internet educational platform, which aims to improve soft skills among young people and help them become more conscious of themselves, so they could achieve their goals or dreams.” – says Weronika.

The panel “Investing in Millennials and Gen Z skills and wellbeing” is about how disruptive innovation due to fast technological and societal changes is entering our daily life. Millennials growing up in this era have different expectations than previous generations. What they expect beyond a good salary is feeling the societal purpose of their job. What are we doing to prepare the next generation of researchers and innovators?

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