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From the beginning of this XXI century, the EU (European Union) Policies that tackle economic development have incorporate the ICT as a necessary and strategic resource to ensure a sustainable and smart economic growth (Arroyo, 2018; European Commission, 2005, 2007,  2010,  2015, 2016; European Council, 2013). For the EU framework policies, it implies not only digitalisation of productive process in the different economic sectors but also the acquisition of digital skills by all population. To count on a workforce with digital skills has been a priority for the EU policies because it has been considered as a condition to face the new economic challenges of a global and digitalised economy. During the first decade of this century, there has been a strong promotion of digital literacy of all population, specially focused on the more social disadvantaged groups. For the EU frameworks, women has been seen as one of this groups to be included in ICT. These policies are based on the idea that digital inclusion will generate more social and gender inequalities. With the idea of integration in the Information Society, these policies assume that digital inclusion also brings social inclusion. This communication analyses the ICT and economic development EU frameworks in terms of identifying the evolution of the consideration of the role of ICT for economic development from a gender perspective (Bonder, 2002; Castaño, 2005; Simoes, 2010, Arroyo, 2018). Strategic and sectorial from 2005 to 2018 has been analysed.  

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Lidia Arroyo 2218
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