Anja Monrad, Senior Vice President of Dell Central and Eastern Europe, has been appointed the chair of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Governing Board. The Governing Board provides strategic leadership and gives high-level advice to improve the functioning and the impact of the Coalition as well as monitoring its overall progress.

Picture of Anja Monrad, Senior Vice President of Dell

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition brings together Member States, companies, social partners, non-profit organisations and education providers, who take action to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe. The Coalition now counts nearly 400 members of which over a 100 have pledged to tackle the digital skills gap. In its first year of existence the Coalition activities have reached several million citizens with over 3.7 million trainings in digital skills provided, over a million digital skills certifications, 4,500 events which have reached over a million citizens, over 9,000 job placements and around 200 internships offered.
 
Today National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalitions exist in 20 Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden)  where they create partnerships between digital skills actors to improve digital skills at national, regional or local level. 
 
The Coalition’s Governing Board is made up of 13 members who represent all stakeholder groups of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition: pledging members, national coalitions and social partners. The Board advocates the views of the Coalition partners at European level, and acts as a link between pledgers, national Coalitions and social partners.