The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition promotes some really good digital skills initiatives, because challenges – and solutions – are often similar despite different organisations, areas or countries.

Have a look in our repository to find some of Europe's best digital skills projects. There we have gathered initiatives from the Digital Skills Awards, pledges done by members of the Coalition, projects selected by the Digital Champions as well as initiatives selected by Member States.

The European Digital Skills Awards

The European Digital Skills Awards recognises initiatives that have improved the digital skills of Europeans at school, at work, for ICT specialists, for girls and women and in society in general. We particularly look for success stories which can be scaled-up and replicated in other cities, regions, countries and sectors. 

You can submit a project for the European Digital Skills Awards 2018 by filling in the application form by 21 October 2018.

The 2018 awards will be presented by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society on 6 December 2018. The Awards are a great opportunity for nominees to showcase their projects, with award winners and four runners up in each category to be invited to exhibit their project at the ICT 2018 conference in Vienna.

In 2016, 258 projects applied to Digital Skills Award 2016 from all over Europe. Sixteen projects were selected as finalists and the four most outstanding ones were announced in Brussels on 1 December at the launch of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition.

In December 2017, 20 finalists were selected and five oustanding projects were awarded the European Digital Skills Awards 2017

All participating projects can be found in the digital skills initiatives database.

Digital Champions Model Projects

The European Commission, with the contribution of the Digital Champions, has identified nine great projects that could be an inspiration for other similar initiatives and that could also be supported by the European Social Fund.

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