National coalitions are a reflection of the Grand Coalition at a Member State level. They are composed of several relevant national stakeholders, which can be ICT and ICT-using companies, education and training providers, education and employment Ministries, public and private employment services, associations, NGOs and social partners.
National Coalitions mobilise constituencies and stakeholders to collaborate in areas such as increasing industry-led training, certifying skills, improving school and university curricula, and raising awareness about ICT careers, especially among young people and women.
The online Pledge Tracker shows the progress made by the National Coalitions.
Note: the information is provided by the National Coalitions themselves.
National Coalitions have already been launched in 8 Member States, namely:
About 10 more National Coalitions are under formation and are expected to be launched within the next months.
We invite you to contact the National Coalitions to support their effort at the country level. For doing so you can either get in touch with them directly, or contact the Secretariat, who will liaise with the relevant coordinating body at the national level.
The shortage of ICT specialists is a problem for the European economy as a whole. Nevertheless, given the diversity of educational systems and labour market conditions, each Member State faces a set of specific challenges. It is up to National Coalitions to define the most effective actions which can be undertaken in their respective countries to address the shortage of ICT specialists. Some Key Guidelines should be addressed as widely as possible across Europe.
Local Coalitions are local multi-stakeholder partnerships which respond to the Grand Coalition goals and expectations with local adapted solutions. Their role is related to the promotion and implementation of locally identified actions.
Local Coalitions are designed to respond to local needs, and may include a number of stakeholders coming from various horizons.
Local Coalitions have already been launched in different countries and are under development in several others.
We invite you to contact them in order to support their effort at the local level, or, if there are not Local Coalitions in your area, you can contribute to the cause by setting up a new one.
If you are willing to cooperate with an existing Local Coalition you can contact the Secretariat, who will liaise with the relevant coordinating body at the local level.