• New 'Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition' to be launched in December 2016

    7 October 2016Building on the positive results of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs 2013-2016 and the EU e-skills strategy, the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition will be launched in Brussels by Commissioner Oettinger and Vice President Ansip on 1 December 2016.

    With this new Coalition, the Commission aims to bring together Member States and stakeholders to pledge actions and  share best practices which can be replicated and scaled up across Europe. The new Coalition will also broaden the membership to ICT-using sectors and will have a stronger national and regional dimension. The new Coalition will also improve the dissemination of information about available EU funds. Lastly, Member States will be invited to develop comprehensive national digital skills strategies by mid-2017 on the basis of targets set by end-2016.

    The Secretariat of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition (led by DIGITALEUROPE, European Schoolnet and Telecentre Europe) will support the EC in mobilising all stakeholders who can contribute to reducing the digital skills gap in Europe, and by establishing national digital skills coalitions in 28 Member States. All previous pledging organisations are invited to reconfirm their commitments and will join Commissioner Oettinger on stage during the launch conference on 1 December 2016.

    For more about the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition go to: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/digital-skills-jobs-coalition

    For more information please contact:

      Jonathan Murray
    Director of Operations
    jonathan.murray@digitaleurope.org    
        

    Francesca Falco
    Project Manager
    francesca.falco@digitaleurope.org  

    Katarzyna Koziol
    Project Officer
    katarzyna.koziol@digitaleurope.org 
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