A Software Skills Strategy for Europe I Launch Event

10 Feb 2022
10:00 - 11:30 CET

A Software Skills Strategy for Europe | Launch Event

10 February 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 CET


It gives us great pleasure to invite you to ESSA’s virtual launch event “A Software Skills Strategy for Europe” on February 10, starting at 10:00 CET.

How to educate for software roles? What specific training can we deploy or build on? How to validate competences and skills? Join us to find answers to all these questions and get real-world good practice examples.

Discover in exclusivity the European Software Skills Strategy and what perspectives it brings to skill, upskill, and reskill individuals into high demand professional software roles.

This event is great for people working in the field of education and training and organisations looking for insights on the European market’s demand and offer in software skills.


  • 10:00 - 10:05

    Welcome and opening remarks

    • Marie Montaldo & José Usero, ESSA coordinator, DIGITALEUROPE
  • 10:05 - 10:15

    Opening keynote: Educating for jobs

    • Antonio Ranieri, Head of Department for VET and Skills, CEDEFOP
  • 10:15 - 10:25

    Key soft and hard skills for software professionals today

    • Ines Gergorić, Senior Adviser, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
  • 10:25 - 10:50

    Discussion: Software Skills Strategy launch: How to align market needs and educational offer?

    • Moderated by: Jutta Breyer, Consultant, DIGITALEUROPE
    • Wanda Saabeel, Consultant, Irish Computer Society
  • 10:50 - 11:10

    Good practices’ case studies & knowledge sharing session (with Q&As)

    Revamping traditional ICT education with an agile SCRUM-based methodology

    • Gert van Hardeveld, Coach and teamlead, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and Co-founder, Ao-online

    Cultivating employees’ skills and attracting young ICT talents

    • Davorin Kopič, Head of Data Science, Zemanta
  • 11:10 - 11:25

    Announcement and closing remarks

    • Marie Montaldo, Project Communications Manager, DIGITALEUROPE
FInd out more about ESSA
For more information, please contact:
Marie Montaldo
Senior Research and Innovation Manager
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