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Girls'Day 2015: The Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung will participate!

Every year technical enterprises, enterprises with technical departments and technical training facilities, universities, and research centres are invited to organise an open day for girls – Girls'Day. Girls'Day – 'Future Prospects for Girls' initiated a large campaign in which a wide range of professions and activities is presented to girls of 10 years upwards. The vocational choices of girls are influenced in a very positive way. For companies, Girls'Day has evolved as an important instrument of their recruitment policy.

Girls'Day encourages the surroundings of the young women – i.e. families, school, media and employers – to participate in the campaign and change their common attitudes towards vocational orientation. Information material, an all-embracing interactive website and an individual advisory service provide support for all target groups. The campaign includes a scientific evaluation.

Due to the nationwide focus and the uniform date, Girls'Day concentrates regional limited individual initiatives and achieves a unique broad effect. It is considered the largest career orientation project for female students. The 14th Girls'Day in April 2014 was a great success: More than 9,000 institutions offered about 103,000 places for female students. The next Girls'Day will be held on April 23th, 2015. Girls'Day – 'Future Prospects for Girls' is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.