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03-08-2018 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...

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03-08-2018 The Austrian Presidency discussion paper on the governance of the Artificial Intelligence Strategy for Europe published on the 26th of July

It provides a useful summary of all the different workstreams related to AI. It ranges from funding to different Commission’s work plans that have an impact on AI, to the different activities th...

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02-07-2018 2018 EU Prize for Women Innovators: Commission to award four outstanding entrepreneurs

Every year, the Commission rewards, under the EU Prize for Women Innovators, European women who successfully founded a company and brought their innovation to market. For the 2018 awards, 12 can...

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14-06-2018 Upskilling Europe's small businesses for the digital age

Skills for digital marketing, social media, cybersecurity, web development and data analytics are what small and medium enterprises (SMEs) most want to improve on. These are the interim findings of a ...

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12-06-2018 Commission proposes funding of almost €10 billion for digital in the 2021-2027 period

A €9.2 billion envelope to relaunch Europe in the digital race was suggested in a new proposal for post-2020 EU spending, presented on June 6th. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for the Digital ...

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18-05-2018 Digital Skills for the Automotive Industry

The Commission has committed to support the acquisition of new digital skills, retraining and reskilling of the workforce on a broad scale. As action points were put forward in both the communications...

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14-05-2018 VoteWatch analyses MEPs' positions on artificial intelligence

On May 8th, the VoteWatch organisation published an analysis of MEPs' (Members of the European Parliament) positions on artificial intelligence and robotics, in continuation of the resolutio...

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14-05-2018 Commission suggests simplifying use of .eu domain name

On Friday 27 April, the European Commission unveiled a plan to make first level .eu domains more accessible. In practice, this first level domain name guarantees users respect of their rights und...

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30-04-2018 Digital Skills to Tackling Online Disinformation

The European Commission presented their communication on disinformation on April 26th. Its main conclusion is that the online platforms where the disinformation is easily spread, should be allowed to ...

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30-04-2018 Digital Skills for Artificial Intelligence

On April 25th, the European Commission published a communication on artificial intelligence. Job changes due to automation are anticipated, which means workers must be upskilled to work with technolog...

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25-04-2018 Apply for one of 6000 Digital Opportunity Traineeships in cybersecurity, big data, quantum technology, machine learning or digital marketing

Digital technologies create new opportunities for businesses and other organisations. They allow them to develop new products, reach more customers, improve efficiency and competitiveness. In fact, 90...

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29-03-2018 No revolution expected for European artificial intelligence strategy

At the end of April, the European Commission will publish its strategy on artificial intelligence (AI), in view of encouraging the development of this technology, whilst ensuring that it does not lead...

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28-03-2018 Educational Project Updates

We are pleased to inform you that the proposal coordinated by Politecnico di Milano, DigiMooD for CCI (Digital Module of Didatics for Cultural and Creative Industry), has been selected for the “...

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12-03-2018 International Women's Day and Digital Skills

The Commission published a study entitled "Increase in gender gap in the digital sector - Study on Women in the Digital Age”. This study found that there is a growing gap between men and wo...

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03-03-2018 Gender equality in the EU’s digital and media sectors

Zoom As the digital revolution expands, it is now also a social process in the way it has become a powerful tool for advancing in gender equality, according to the parliamentary research service. In ...

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02-02-2018 The impact of new technologies on the labour market and the social economy

According to the European Parliament study on the impact of new technologies on the labour market and the social economy, machines are taking over tasks as soon as they become routine, such as of...

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20-10-2017 The Digital Skills Gap in Europe

Digital technologies are used in many sectors such as farming, healthcare, transport, education, retail, automatics, energy, shipping, logistics, teaching and the information and communications techno...

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09-10-2017 EU Code Week Begins

Saturday marked the opening of the fifth edition of EU Code Week, which runs from 7-22 October 2017, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to take part. Schools, businesses, not-for-profits, l...

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02-10-2017 Launch of the Digital Skills Awards 2017

The European Commission has launched its second Digital Skills Award. Companies and organisations are invited to submit projects they have implemented to improve digital skills in Europe.The best 4 pr...

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25-08-2017 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 digi...

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02-08-2017 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...

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27-07-2017 Tech-resistant jobs: beyond digital skills?

Retail, manufacturing and agriculture are three of the sectors where disruptive technologies have begun to usurp human capital. But are there sectors of our economy that technology cannot conquer? Jo...

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26-07-2017 Legal migration: Council agrees mandate on new rules to make the EU attractive for highly qualified workers

On 26 July, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) agreed on a mandate for negotiations on a draft directive covering entry and residence conditions for highly qualified  workers comin...

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12-07-2017 EP Committee CULT has productive dialogue with VP Andrus Ansip

July 11 – Vice President Andrus Ansip takes part in structured dialogue with Parliamentary committee for culture and education (CULT) to discuss progress on digital strategy.  A number of ...

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12-07-2017 New Skills Agenda for Europe - EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals

The EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals is intended for use by any services that may be offering assistance to third country nationals and should be used in an interview situation to ge...

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07-07-2017 European Commission releases new Creative and Cultural cities platform

The European Commission has this week released a new tool comparing over 160 cities across and beyond the EU28 on their cultural and creative capacities. The tool compares how well cities fare on...

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06-07-2017 EU Code Week is celebrating its 5th birthday on 7-22 October – get ready, join in and learn how to create with code!

Europe is skilling up in digital - the fifth edition of EU Code Week will take place 7-22 October 2017. Join the celebrations and learn how to express yourself with code. Since 2013, the Code Week ini...

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05-07-2017 Estonia takes over presidency, prioritises digital Europe

Estonia has this week taken over the 6-month rolling presidency of the Council of the European Union. High in its list of priorities is the advancement of digital Europe, including the 'freedom of mov...

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31-03-2017 Commission announces pilot project to boost digital skills through internships

The European Commission announced plans for a pilot project to provide working experience in the digital field for 5,000-6,000 graduate students in 2018-2020. The paid 4-5 months internships will be a...

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08-03-2017 EeSA becomes a member of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

Zoom The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition is a multi-stakeholder partnership involving Member States, companies, social partners, NGOs and educational establishments – to help meet the high demand f...

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23-02-2017 The European Commission Launches a Public Consultation on Competences for Lifelong Learning

On 22 February the European Commission launched a public consultation in view to update the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning (2006/962/EC). The review was announced in...

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19-01-2017 Unemployment Falls in the EU but Remains Stable in the Euro Area

According to figures published by Eurostat on Monday 9 January (you can find them here), euro area unemployment remained stable at 9.8% in November 2016. It decreased by 0.1% in the EU as a whole...

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19-01-2017 The European Commission to Improve how the European Social Fund Functions

Several experts have looked at the way in which the European Social Fund (ESF) functioned in the 2007-2013 period, at the peak of the economic crisis. They outlined a number of ways for improving the ...

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19-01-2017 Over 700,000 Participants for the First Vocational Skills Week

The first European Vocational Skills Week too place between 5 and 9 December and closed with an estimated 702,250 people taking part in more than 900 activities across Europe. More info on the even ca...

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05-01-2017 CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF ECDL FOUNDATION

ECDL Foundation turns 20 in 2017, and they will be marking the occasion in style with some highlights from their history that celebrate the impact ECDL has had over the past two decades. Since their s...

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28-11-2016 16 outstanding projects in the European Digital Skills Award 2016 final | Digital Single Market

Sixteen projects which encourage people to develop digital skills for work, education and life in general have been selected as finalists for the Digital Skills Award 2016. The four most outstanding p...

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28-11-2016 Automation is not the end of the world.

For many people worldwide, the answer is unemployment. Work is not just what allows us to sustain ourselves and our families: it expands our possibilities to be and do what we aspire to; it gives mean...

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21-11-2016 High-Tech Leadership and Innovation Skills

High-Tech Leadership and Innovation Skills | Estimation of Demand, Supply and Forecasting: Approach, Methodology and Results 22 November 10:00 - 17:00 New digital and key enabling technolo...

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21-11-2016 Youth and the Skills Agenda - A New Boost for European Jobs, Growth and Investments

The EU is working to reduce youth unemployment and to increase the youth employment rate in line with the wider EU target of achieving a 75% employment rate for the working-age population (20-64 years...

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21-11-2016 The Employment Council Scrutinising the Skills Agenda and its Resources

The new strategy for skills in Europe has been welcomed by most employment and social affairs ministers in their recent Council meeting. During a roundtable discussion on 13 October, they collectively...

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21-11-2016 High-Tech and Leadership Skills for Europe

European Commission Conference | High-Tech and Leadership Skills for Europe European Conference on High-Tech and Leadership Skills will take place on 26th January 2017 in Brussels. At the conference,...

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21-11-2016 ICT Professionalism

ICT Professionalism High-Level Conference 6 December | 9:30 - 16:30 Shortages, gaps and mismatches of e-Skills are negatively impacting the growth, competitiveness and drive for innovation in Europe...

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07-09-2016 The Commission is launching a Call for Proposals in the field of media literacy

DG Connect is launching a call for proposal for pilot projects.  The objective of the pilot project is to develop actions aimed at increasing the critical thinking towards the media among citize...

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10-06-2016 Ten actions to help equip people in Europe with better skills

adopted Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately ...

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