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.
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.
The Commission and the Grand Coalition's Secretariat are very keen to help develop and strengthen National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs across Europe because they are the right vehicles to stimulate concrete and targeted action on the ground. For that purpose and on the basis of extensive experience, a Toolkit for National and Local Coalitions has been developed to provide stakeholders with a clear set of guidelines and recommendations on how to start and implement successfully coalitions in their country of interest. The Toolkit is a useful guide that aims to help stakeholders to set up multi-stakeholder partnerships in their countries and develop an action plan that will help to bridge the gap between those seeking jobs in the ICT sector and industry needs.
For more information please contact the Secretariat of the Grand Coalition.