Digital Skills and Jobs Working Group


Digital skills involve several abilities people need in their lives ranging from finding information on the internet and sharing online messages to creating digital content such as coding apps.  Every European should have at least minimum level of digital skills to fully participate in the today’s world.

Digital skills are important to Europe’s economic growth that depends heavily on the wellbeing of the digital economy. The digital economy is built on the foundations of the ICT industry and is now growing in strength through the digitalisation of Europe’s industrial base across all sectors, and from the development of new business models. Digital skills will also be developed critical technologies which include cybersecurity, internet of things, or artificial intelligence. 

The Digital Skills and Jobs Working Group contributes to address the skills gaps by initiatives in education, training, upskilling the current and future workforce and ensure that all citizens are digitally literate, promoting diversity and gender equality. 
 
The principal areas of interest of the Digital Skills and Jobs Working Group: 

  • EU funds/programmes for digital skills 
  • Promoting gender equality
  • Digital education (including coding and more)
  • Industry certification
  • Reskilling of the workforce for digital transformation

 

  Katarzyna Koziol
Policy Manager
katarzyna.koziol@digitaleurope.org