Digital skills

At DIGITALEUROPE we strive for a Europe where no one is left behind. With our members, we support public and private policies that help people develop the digital skills necessary to professionally and personally flourish.

In a rapidly changing world, there is an increasing demand on people to learn how to use new technologies. Without the right skills, people fall behind. If enough of them get to the back of the line, it is the whole of society that starts to fall apart. Today, 52% of European workers are in need of reskilling. Investing in the digital skills and continuing education of Europeans is not an option. It is an imperative.

At DIGITALEUROPE, we have also taken a leadership role in driving education, training, and upskilling of European workers through numerous projects, including as the secretariat of the Skills and Jobs Coalition since 2013. On the policy front, our work aims to:

  • Assist the design of EU funds and programmes enhancing digital skills
  • Promote diversity and gender equality in digital education
  • Advance the development of industry certification
  • Modernise education
  • Assist the design of reskilling & upskilling policies

52% of the European workers are in need of reskilling

Areas covered
  • Certification
  • Education
  • EU funds & programmes
  • Gender equality
  • Upskilling
Our resources on Digital skills
Policy Paper 08 Oct 2018
DIGITALEUROPE's Position on EU funding for digital skills in the next EU budget 2021-2027
Policy Paper 17 Sep 2020
The new Digital Education Action Plan should boost digital’s role as enabler of innovative and flexible learning
Policy Paper 16 Sep 2020
European social and regional funds must prioritise digital skills investments
Policy Paper 08 May 2020
Accelerating Education Transformation through Technology
Policy Paper 05 May 2020
DIGITALEUROPE recommendations on manufacturing workforce in crisis times
Your contact for Digital skills
Vincenzo Renda
Senior Policy Manager for Digital Industrial Transformation
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