Having reached the middle of its mandate, the European Commission has publishedthe mid-term review of its Digital Single Market strategy. It takes stock of the progress made, calls on co-legislators to swiftly act on all proposals already presented, and outlines further actions on online platforms, data economy and cybersecurity.
The European Commission has just published the final report of the study "ICT for Work: Digital Skills in the Workplace" on the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the transformation of jobs and skills. The evidence shows that digital technologies are used in all types of jobs, also in economic sectors not traditionally related to digitisation e.g. farming, health care, vocational training and construction.
Through the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition the European Commission invites companies and organisations to organise activities to equip more women and girls with digital skills and enthuse them to pursue ICT studies and careers.
Tomorrow we are going to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, a milestone in the history of European integration. It strengthened Europe's foundations on which more than six decades of peace and prosperity were built.
The European Commission announced plans for a pilot project to provide working experience in the digital field for 5,000-6,000 graduate students in 2018-2020. The paid 4-5 months internships will be available for students of all disciplines.
As part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission brought together Ministers to progress on high-performance computing, connected mobility and industry digitisation. Initiatives to support digital skills were also be discussed.
Digital Day, the digital part of the official celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, will take place in Rome, on 23 March 2017. There are several ways to join and shape the debate at Digital Day for those who can't make it to Rome.
Today, the Commission is launching the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, together with Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs and education providers, to help meet the high demand for digital skills in Europe which are essential in today's job market and society.