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This website collects information about the progress of the pledges in the context of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition.

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition brings together Member States, companies, social partners, non-profit organisations and education providers who take action to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe.

The Coalition tackles the need for digital skills at all levels:

  • Digital skills for all – developing digital skills to enable all citizens to be active in our digital society
  • Digital skills for the labour force – developing digital skills for the digital economy, e.g. upskilling and reskilling workers, jobseekers; actions on career advice and guidance
  • More and better trained ICT professionals in Europe  – developing high level digital skills for ICT professionals in all industry sectors
  • Digital skills in education – transforming teaching and learning of digital skills in a lifelong learning perspective, including the training of teachers

All organisations, groups, businesses or government bodies who take action to boost digital skills in Europe can become members  of the Coalition by endorsing the objectives and principles of the Charter

Members are encouraged to pledge for action to train more digital experts, re-skill and up-skill the labour force and provide citizens with the digital skills they need for their lives.

Member States can mobilise partners and form local, regional and  national Digital Skills and Jobs Coalitions, which carry out actions in their countries to tackle the digital skills gap. Member States have been invited to develop digital skills strategies by mid-2017. To help them identify challenges and potential actions, experts have put together a model strategy, the so-called shared concept

The information is provided by the pledging organizations themselves and does only present the activity directly linked to the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. It cannot be considered therefore as representative of the overall activity carried out in this domain by the pledging organisations.

Furthermore, because of their different timeframes and typologies, this information is not intended for the purpose of comparing or benchmarking the pledges. Moreover, the impacts of the different activities implemented by the pledges cannot be added because of a number of overlaps. For example, the people involved in the training courses may be the same people involved in internships or in awareness raising campaigns.

The website is for information purposes only, and it is run by Open Evidence, DIGITALEUROPE, and European Schoolnet on behalf of the European Commission. For additional information, please use the contact page.