Luxembourg has been ranked third overall for its efforts to encourage gender parity in the digital economy and society, in the first edition of the European Commission Women in Digital Index.
Luxembourg topped the sub ranking for women using the internet regularly (96% compared to an EU average of 79%).
It also ranked first for women’s participation in online consultations and surveys for civic or political purposes, like petitions and for digital skills. In the latter area, the index researchers found 82% of women in Luxembourg had basic digital skills and 55% advanced digital skills, compared to an EU average of 49% and 28% respectively. Meanwhile, 84% of women in Luxembourg had basic software skills compared to an EU average of 58%.
Luxembourg has introduced or supported a raft of initiatives to encourage digital literacy at all ages under its Digital Luxembourg strategy.
“These results are motivating, since they confirm that the efforts undertaken to support the country in its digital transformation are bearing fruit. It is therefore necessary to maintain or even intensify these efforts, in order to ensure that Luxembourg's citizens and businesses can take full advantage of the opportunities presented by digitization,” the government said in a press release published on Friday.