EU POLICIES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT

Since 2016, the ESF Transnational Thematic Network on Learning and Skills has enabled mutual learning and has looked into national, regional and local policies aiming at building an inclusive digital economy and society in Europe by boosting the digital skills of citizens, workers and education providers. For example, the “Digital inclusion – Digi4all” project in Luxembourg aims at providing socially excluded people with access to computers and giving them the autonomy to acquire digital, professional or linguistic skills.

The network drawn on the 10 actions of the New Skills Agenda for Europe of the European Commission as a policy framework and identified the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition as a priority. Since 2016, thanks to this Coalition, 10.9 million people in the EU could improve their digital skills.

In October 2019, Human Resources Development Agency – Ruse began work on a project for development of digital competences for vulnerable young people in poverty risk. The project “CODE – Competence Opportunities for Digital Employment” benefits from a 2 300 000 € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project`s main result will be a developed and piloted training program to boost target groups` access to acquiring specialized competences for employability and self – esteem as well as providinga new perspective to learning interactions and problem solving.

Sources:

https://op.europa.eu/s/ntwL.

https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=59976.

https://creativeeurope.digital/news/

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