The Member States have been invited to develop comprehensive national digital skills strategies by mid-2017 in the New Skills Agenda for Europe. To support the development of these strategies the European Commission together with national experts has developed a shared "concept" for digital skills strategies.

The New Skills Agenda calls on Member States to develop comprehensive digital skills strategies. To support the countries with the development of their strategies the Commission has set up an expert group with representatives nominated by their Member State.

The group has developed a shared concept that identifies challenges to be addressed to effectively tackle digital skills gaps. It also proposes a list of solutions to overcoming these challenges. The Member States have also selected some really good digital skills initiatives that are linked to each area of the model to show concrete ways to solve different challenges.

The shared concept can guide Member States when they develop their national digital skills strategies. It can also be used by Member States to revise and improve existing strategies.

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