|Commissioner Mariya Gabriel's speech at the Bruegel Annual Meetings on September 4th
One key focus of our digital strategy is on digital skills.Today, 90% of jobs require basic digital skills, but one third of the European labour force is lacking such skills. The 350,000 open vacancie...
|European Economic and Social Committee calls for a managed digital transition
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls for a digital transition based on the respect of European values. This opinion, adopted mid-July, addresses questions related to artificial inte...
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.