A new research report commissioned by the European Parliament’s Culture committee has investigated the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on programmes for education and young people in Europe. Among the points highlighted in the report is the challenge that the sudden switch to digital learning posed for teachers and students.
The European Commission is launching a new ‘Digital Skills and Jobs Platform’ to serve as a central home for the EU’s digital skills initiatives.
The European Commission launched its vision for the digital transformation of Europe on 9 May 2021. Digital skills feature significantly as one of four focus areas.
A new study from Cedefop has found that there is an increased demand for digital skills across the workforce because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Building essential digital skills is a key part of the EU’s new Digital Education Action plan, announced by the European Commission earlier this month. The plan sets out the European Commission’s vision for better digital education for the period, 2021 to 2027.
€50 million is being made available by the European Investment Fund and the European Commission to support improving education and skills for people across Europe.
Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition calls on organisations to pledge to help get Europeans through crisis with digital skills
A call for immediate pledges to raise the digital skills of people across Europe has been issued by the EU’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition.
Cedefop, the EU’s agency for vocational training, has published a new report titled, ‘Empowering Adults Through Upskilling and Reskilling Pathways’. It aims to show the size of the low-skilled adult population in Europe and to identify groups that are at risk of having low skills.
A newly relaunched Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition in Luxembourg will work to improve digital skills in the country. The Coalition, which was formed by Digital Luxembourg, the Chambre de Commerce and the Chambre des Métiers, was formed at the end of 2019 and will also work to develop a new national agenda on digital skills.
DLGI, the operator of the ICDL programme in Germany, organised an ‘ICDL Kick-off’ event to launch ICDL in the country on 10 October. The event, which took place in Bonn, featured experts in the field of education and economy and was part of European Vocational Skills Week.