Digital Volunteers Pilot – PRYSMIAN GROUP
Start Date 15/06/2021
End Date 30/11/2021
Geographical Scope: Italy

The Digital Volunteers Programme is an initiative announced in the SME strategy, published in March 2020. The programme is also instrumental in contributing to the targets established by the Digital Decade. The Digital Volunteers Programme aims to support European SMEs in their digital transformation journey by growing their employees' digital competences, with dedicated and skilled mentors from larger businesses. The digital mentors will apply their digital skills, knowledge and experience to solve a specific challenge related to digitalisation identified by jointly by the mentee company and its mentor. 

Communication which aims to equip at least 80% of EU citizens with digital skills by 2030 and reach 20 million employed  ICT specialists ; as well as reaching 75% of European enterprises that have taken up cloud computing services, big data and Artificial Intelligence and more than 90% of European SMEs with at least a basic level of digital intensity. 

During the piloting phase, a select group of large companies will provide digital mentors to SMEs to deliver training, advisory services or even develop joint digital projects. Based on the experience gained during this pilot phase, the Digital Volunteers Programme will be later scaled up to support the transfer and sharing of  skills between large companies and SMEs in Europe.

Within the Digital Volunteers-Mentors Pilot Programme, Prysmian Group is supporting the SME Reggiani Spa Illuminazione, located in Italy.

Digital Skills for Labour Force

Digital Volunteer - Pilot Programme

Mentoring for the definition of a digital strategy, including support aimed at identifying a digital innovation pilot project. Guidance in the setup of a digital readiness assessment to formalize the current level.

Digital Volunteer - Pilot Programme Tier 3 - Honorary pledge Digital Volunteers

Initiative status

Status Quantity Target PLACE
0 1 -

Closest Competitor

Competitor Pledge title
50000 80000
Prysmian S.p.A. is public company headquartered in Milan, specialised in the production of electrical cable for the energy and telecom sectors and the production of optical fibres. The Company became a group after the acquisitions of Draka in 2011 and General Cable in december 2017.