In May 2015, the European Commission presented a strategy to create a Digital Single Market where people and businesses can make the most of what digitisation offers. This includes EU actions and funds to accompany Member States so that people can develop the right skills for new jobs and professional opportunities.
This study has been conceptualised and implemented in order to examine the transformation of jobs in the digital economy in the European Union, investigating the penetration of digital technologies into workplaces, the digital skills required by employers and the digital skills currently available in workplaces.
The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition aims to mobilise all actors that have the capacity to train and re-skill people with the digital skills they need to take part in society and the labour force to remain productive and employable. This leaflet outlines why your organisation or company should get involved in the Coalition.
The Coding for all flyer aims to inspire members, pledgers, or potential stakeholders of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition to make a pledge in the area of coding. The flyer describes some selected coding initiatives that may be replicated and scaled up at national or European level.
The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition mobilises companies, non-for profit organisations, educational providers, social partners and Member States in Europe who work together to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe. The aim is to ensure that everyone acquires the digital skills they need to remain productive and employable and included.
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.
Digital technologies will unleash people's creativity, make transport smoother, healthcare more affordable and industry more productive. Director General of DG Connect Roberto Viola invited several of his peers to highlight the benefits of digital transformation in 4 fields: mobility, skills, industry and high performance computing.
Vice-President of the European Commission Andrus Ansip has published 2 blog posts about the impact of digital technology on European society and economy. These texts should drive debates before and during the Digital Day in Rome.