A European Digital Jobs Fair took place in Spain's capital Madrid on 20 November. The Fair was organised in response to the mismatch between demand and supply of digital technology experts in Europe.
The European Digital Jobs Fair helped Europe address this mismatch. The fair enabled digitally skilled people from Spain to interview for jobs available in companies from Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, where there is a high demand for digital technology experts.
The fair also aimed to showcase ICT training opportunities for jobseekers and ICT professionals willing to acquire new skills needed to pursue digital careers.
The European Digital Jobs Fair is a collaboration between two European Commission initiatives: EURES, a long-standing employment portal which matches jobs and skills in Europe , and the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, a multi-stakeholder partnership to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe and the thousands of unfilled ICT-related vacancies across all industry sectors.