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Toolkit for National and Local Coalitions

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Want to set up a national or local coalition to boost digital skills and jobs in your country? Check out this toolkit!
A clear set of guidelines and recommendations on how to start and implement coalitions successfully

To tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe and the thousands of unfilled ICT-related vacancies across all industry sectors, the Commission is leading since 2013 the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, a multi-stakeholder partnership. Organisations in 13 Member States have set up localised reflections of the Grand Coalition to address their respective national digital skills challenges in a more tailored way. These Coalitions are made up of national and local authorities, businesses, educational actors and many more. Their aim is to increase industry-led digital training, certifying digital skills, improving schools' and universities' digital curricula, and raising awareness about ICT careers, especially among young people and women.

There are several other Member States where Coalitions are being set up. The Commission and the Grand Coalition's Secretariat are very keen to help develop and strengthen National and Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs across Europe because they are the right vehicles to stimulate concrete and targeted action on the ground. For that purpose and on the basis of extensive experience, a Toolkit for National and Local Coalitions has been developed to provide stakeholders with a clear set of guidelines and recommendations on how to start and implement successfully coalitions in their country of interest. The Toolkit is a useful guide that aims to help stakeholders to set up multi-stakeholder partnerships in their countries and develop an action plan that will help to bridge the gap between those seeking jobs in the ICT sector and industry needs.
 
The toolkit was produced by Telecentre Europe in collaboration with DIGITALEUROPE, both partners of the Secretariat of the Grand Coalition. For more information please consult the downloadable toolkit here below or contact the Secretariat.