Newsdec12 Digitalskills

European Commission launches Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition to help Europeans in their career and daily life

On December 1st, the Commission launched 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.

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition is one of the ten key initiatives proposed by the Commission under the New Skills Agenda for Europe, presented in June 2016. Today, the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition are pledging to further reduce the digital skills gap. The Commission calls on more stakeholders to join the Coalition and endorse its Charter. Members of the Coalition commit to tackling the skills gaps at all levels, from high-level ICT specialist skills to the skills needed by all European citizens to live, work and participate in a digital economy and society. This is both crucial for European industry to remain competitive in the face of rapid advances by its competitors, and for European society to remain inclusive in the digital age. More information:

Press release here, and more about the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition here.

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