ABOUT The European e-Skills Association is an international not-for-profit organisation under Belgian law.  EeSA was founded in June 2007 with the support of then Vice-President of the European Commission  Guenther Verheugen, and has evolved from a consortium known as the e-Skills ILB to a broad stakeholder organisation that is commited to e-Skills in Europe, and to working with other major stakeholders in the drive towards growth, innovation and promoting skills in Europe.
European Commission to launch Digital Opportunity Scheme
The European Commission is planning to launch a pilot Digital Opportunity Scheme in the course of 2018. Running within the scope of the Erasmus + programme, the scheme promotes the development of digital skills through cross-border traineeships. Students taking part in the scheme will receive hands-on experience in such fields as cybersecurity, data analytics, artificial intelligence,... 
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European platform for classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications goes live
The Commission has launched the first full version of the European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications (ESCO). The classification is available in 26 languages (the 24 EU languages, Icelandic and Norwegian). ESCO  facilitates the dialogue  between labour market  and the  education/training sector  by providing a common language... 
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In a rapidly changing world, e-skills, including digital literacy skills, remain the foundation for Europe’s success as an innovative society, in which businesses as much as individuals are able to foster creativity, promote education, increase potential, drive growth and take advantage of career opportunities in all sectors across the region.

The European e-Skills Association (EeSA) is committed to fostering a competitive and inclusive Europe where e-skills and digital literacy drive innovation and promote prosperity.

The EeSA Mission is to:

  • Ensure that Europe has the human capital and attitude to compete globally and drive growth.
  • Promote e-Skills as a key component of life-long learning, personal development and job creation.
  • Encourage the recognition of e-Skills for all in a technology-driven society and economy.

The various flagship initiatives of the European Commission’s EU2020 strategy for smart growth include The Digital Agenda for Europe, An Agenda for New Skills and Jobs, Youth on the Move and Innovation Union. EeSA through its members participates actively in these initiatives, with the aim of achieving the targets set out by the European Commission. For example, everyone in Europe shall have the opportunity to acquire enhanced digital skills to be able to participate fully in society by 2020; a key action outlined in The Digital Agenda for Europe.


The European e-Skills Association (EeSA) acts as the reference European platform to develop ICT skills and competences for professionals, practitioners, citizens, and users across all sectors and society to build a more inclusive, efficient, competitive and innovative Europe. Through its members, EeSA promotes the exchange of ideas, awareness raising and good practices at EU and Member State levels; it supports the development of tools and methodologies for the governance of e-skills; and it leads the implementation of concrete e-skills activities in cooperation with other stakeholders.