The world of work has changed fundamentally in recent years. It is increasingly digitized and globalized and demands mobility and flexibility from employees. Then there is the current crisis, which has hit all of Europe and the world hard. The social consequences of the Corona crisis hit women with children particularly because they take on most of the childcare during the pandemic and defer their own job or qualification-related activities. The group of women with a migration background who were already socially weak, poorly qualified and unaccustomed to learning before the crisis threatens to be doubly left behind in the area of digital knowledge and qualifications because the pandemic exponentially increases the use of digital applications and the need for corresponding qualifications and future job market opportunities of these women continue to decline rapidly due to a lack of further training.
Affected are women who have recently arrived in the country as well as women who have resided in Germany for a long time and who have not yet managed to integrate into the local labor market. Due to the widespread and urgency of this problem, an approach is to be tested with the bundled competence of 6 European partner organizations to motivate the target group of underqualified women with children in such a way that they want to expand their digital skills and take part in courses that firstly give them digital skills for everyday life and, secondly, to impart digital knowledge for the job and thereby enable them to have a professional perspective.