VHTO, the Dutch national expert organiszation on girls/ women and science/ technology

Science Park 400
1098 XH Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20 8884220

Contact person: Esther van Schaik
Phone: +31 (0)20 8884220
Skype address: vhto_netherlands

Since the early 1980s, VHTO,

the Dutch national expert organization on girls/women and science/technology, has been building up knowledge about the participation of girls and women in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and experience in deploying this knowledge in areas such as education.
VHTO AIMS to increase the participation of women and girls in STEM. With our projects and methodology, VHTO contributes to breaking (implicit) stereotypes concerning gender & STEM, and to increasing the growth mindset and self-confidence of girls and young women regarding STEM subjects.
VHTO USES research-based interventions that have proven successful in previous years, and developed them into a strong combination of activities for girls and women throughout the entire chain of education (from primary to higher and vocational education), training programmes for teachers and career advisers, and consultations with school/education managers.
AT PRESENT, VHTO the leading expert organization on gender & STEM in the Netherlands.