• DIGITALEUROPE representing the digital industry’s commitments to equipping European citizens with digital skills

    13 April 2018On 5 April, Katarzyna Koziol, DIGITALEUROPE Policy Manager, delivered a presentation at the international symposium on “Digital Skills for Everyone: Accelerating Europe’s Competitiveness and Inclusive Growth”, explaining the commitment and engagement of the digital sector.

    The digitalisation of society, economy and industry across all sectors are now a present-day force to be reckoned with, the impact of which will be far-reaching for Europe’s citisens. Today, there is a need to have the adequate digital skills to live and work. Having said that, Europe is still lacking the digitally-savvy workforce needed to fill the gaps.

    The symposium was a great opportunity to exchange with other experts, ideas related to attracting, especially, girls to STEM, promoting the industry certifications in order to mature the ICT profession and finding allies to change old-fashioned approach for training.

    DIGITALEUROPE actively supports the European Commission to boost digital skills in Europe. DIGITALEUROPE has been managing pan-European awareness, raising campaigns on digital skills since 2010, with major impacts towards reducing the digital skill gaps. The initiative has also been attracting citisens to new digital careers and bolstering cooperation between the industry and education sectors. Since 2016, DIGITALEUROPE has been running the Secretariat of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, urging stakeholders from the ICT and ICT-enabled sectors to commit, meanwhile, setting up National Coalitions, throughout European Member States.  

    As of this year, with DIGITALEUROPE placing  a permanent Digital Skills and Jobs Working Group within the policy priorities, it is time to start influencing the importance of digital skills together within policy making.

     

    For more information, contact:

      Katarzyna Koziol
    Project Policy Manager
    katarzyna.koziol@digitaleurope.org 
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