Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society

Action 59: Prioritise digital literacy and skills in the 'New skills for jobs' flagship

The action aimed at making digital literacy and skills a priority of the "New skills for new jobs" Flagship launched in 2010, including the launch of a multi-stakeholder sectoral council for ICT skills and employment to address demand and supply aspects.

The Communication on 'An Agenda for new skills and jobs: A European contribution towards full employment' was adopted in November 2010.

What is the problem ? A changing labour market

The European labour market is radically changing; it is clear that new skills will be needed for the jobs of tomorrow. Shortages of adequate skills in some sectors or occupations already co-exist with unemployment across the EU.

Why is EU action needed ? IT training is crucial

All EU people must have access to IT training as acquiring digital skills can help people in getting new employment opportunities.

What has the Commission done so far?

The 'New skills for new jobs' flagship was adopted in November 2010 making digital literacy and skills a priority.

Progress Report
Status: Completed Patricia Manson Patricia Manson