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Digital skills initiatives

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition and other initiatives promote excellence in digital skills across different organisations, areas and countries.

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To meet its goal of ensuring 70% of adults have basic digital skills and to support stakeholders in improving the level of digital skills in Europe, the Commission offers a wide range of initiatives including:

There are many other policy areas that also feed in to the Commission’s work on digital skills. For example, the European strategy for data, the European industrial and small and medium-sized enterprise strategies, Digital Innovation Hubs, and the coordinated plan on artificial intelligence.


Significant investments are needed to tackle the digital skills gap. The instruments put in place at EU level for the budget 2021-2027 provide major opportunities for Member States to support the sustainable development of digital skills. They include:


Commission to invest nearly €2 billion in delivering digital advances to business, citizens, and public administrations

The Commission has adopted three work programmes for the Digital Europe Programme, outlining the objectives and specific topic areas that will receive a total of €1.98 billion in funding. This first set of work programmes includes strategic investments that will be instrumental in realising the Commission's goals in making this Europe's Digital Decade.

State of the Union: Commission proposes a Path to the Digital Decade to deliver the EU's digital transformation by 2030

The Commission has proposed this week a Path to the Digital Decade, a concrete plan to achieve the digital transformation of our society and economy by 2030. The proposed Path to the Digital Decade will translate the EUʼs digital ambitions for 2030 into a concrete delivery mechanism. It will set up a governance framework based on an annual cooperation mechanism with Member States to reach the 2030 Digital Decade targets at Union level in the areas of digital skills, digital infrastructures, digitalisation of businesses and public services. It also aims to identify and implement large-scale

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