Long Term e-skills Stratergy, EU


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Towards a Long Term e-Skills Strategy in Europe Innovation Forum Berlin, 20 June 2007 Tapani Mikkeli European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry

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Long Term e-skills Stratergy, EU

  1. 1. Towards a Long Term e-Skills Strategy in Europe Innovation Forum Berlin, 20 June 2007 Tapani Mikkeli European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry
  2. 2. <ul><li>Long-term strategic approach </li></ul><ul><li>Improving data availability </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging “parallel universes” </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-stakeholders partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting e-learning solutions </li></ul><ul><li>EU e-competence framework </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting e-skills for all </li></ul>European e-Skills Forum e-Skills in Europe: Towards 2010 and Beyond See: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ict/policy/doc/e-skills-forum-2004-09-fsr.pdf
  3. 3. Analysis of the Supply and Demand RAND Europe (1998-2005) See: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ict/policy/doc/eskills-2005-10-11.rand.pdf
  4. 4. Forecasting the Demand and the Supply Networking Skills – IDC / Cisco Systems (2005-2008) See: http://www.cisco.com/edu/emea/general/pdf/IDC_Networking_Skills_Shortage_EW_Europe_FINAL_5_Oct.pdf
  5. 5. Digital Literacy is a problem for a large part of the European population (Eurostat 2006) <ul><li>37% have no e-skills whatsoever </li></ul><ul><li>22% are acquainted with a wide range of computer activities </li></ul><ul><li>More than 60% of people not educated beyond lower secondary level have no basic e-skills </li></ul><ul><li>More than 3 out of 4 people over 65 years have no e-skills at all </li></ul>See: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-NP-06-017/EN/KS-NP-06-017-EN.PDF
  6. 6. e-Skills: The Key to Employment and Inclusion ICT User Skills – IDC / Microsoft (2007) See: http://www.microsoft.com/emea/presscentre/glf2007/relatedmaterials.mspx
  7. 7. e-Skills Foresight Scenarios (ICT Practitioners) CEPIS, PREST & Eurochambres (2007-2015)
  8. 8. Benchmarking e-Learning in Europe Menon Network EEIG (2006-2007) See: http://www.menon.org/Benchmarking/
  9. 9. CEN/ISSS: Towards a comprehensive European e-Competence Framework (2007-2008) Methodological study European e-Competence Framework an EU-wide tool for planning and developing ICT practitioner competences across Europe in line with the EQF (providing ICT competence definitions needed and applied by industry) ICT Qualifications Framework ICT Lane project: a shared European model for reading ICT qualifications across Europe (providing a common language for understanding ICT qualifications) Aim: Ability to create, manage, plan and develop e-competences that will be needed in a long term perspective across Europe EU-wide e- Competence and Career Tools and Services European e-Skills Portal Feasibility Study (2007) followed (if positive) by future platform operated by stakeholders EU-wide e-skills certifications quality criteria and map EU-wide ICT User Competence Framework European Commission: Policy making (European Qualification Framework (EQF) and e-Skills Policy Communication) and Funding Programmes CEN/ISSS: EU-wide Standardisation Body Stakeholders (Industry, Social partners, Universities, Training Institutions etc.): multi-stakeholder partnerships for actions See: http://www.cen.eu/cenorm/businessdomains/businessdomains/isss/activity/wsict-skills.asp
  10. 10. ICT Task Force report (2006) Recommendations on e-skills <ul><li>The ICT Taskforce calls upon the Commission to present a policy Communication addressed to EU Member States and designing a long-term e-skills strategy and a corresponding e-skills action plan proposing targeted actions for the years ahead </li></ul>See: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ict/taskforce.htm
  11. 11. ICT Industry Initiatives: For example, the European Alliance on Skills for Employability <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>to help better co-ordinate industry and community investments, services and other offerings, dialogue and engagement with NGOs and public authorities in a way that enhances the positive impact of ICT literacy and professional training on employability prospects of the young, the disabled, older workers and other unemployed or under-employed people throughout the EU. </li></ul><ul><li>Members of the European Alliance on Skills for Employability: </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Systems, CompTIA, EXIN, ECDL Foundation, Microsoft, Randstad, State Street, EAEA </li></ul><ul><li>See: http://www.e-scc.org/alliance/default.aspx </li></ul>
  12. 12. See: www.e-skills-conference.org
  13. 13. The Five Main Action Lines ICT Task Force WG on Skills and Employability European e-Skills 2006 Conference Declaration <ul><li>Improving the availability of e-skills </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering future generations </li></ul><ul><li>Boosting employability of the workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Making greater and better use of e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting visibility and monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Communication and Action Plan (2007) e-Inclusion Initiative (2008) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Key components of a long term e-skills strategy <ul><li>Longer term cooperation : strengthening cooperation between public authorities and industry, academia, unions and associations through the promotion of multi-stakeholder partnerships and joint initiatives including monitoring supply and demand, anticipating change, adapting curricula, attracting foreign students and highly skilled ICT workers and promoting ICT education in a long-term basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Human resources investment : ensuring sufficient public and private investments in human resources and e-skills and appropriate financial support and fiscal incentives as well as developing an e-competence framework and tools facilitating mobility, mutual recognition, transparency of qualifications and credit transfer between formal, non-formal and industry ICT education. </li></ul><ul><li>Attractiveness : promoting science, maths, ICT, role models, job profiles and career perspectives with a particular focus on young people. Information campaigns are necessary to provide parents, teachers and pupils, notably girls, with an accurate understanding of opportunities arising from an ICT education and the pursuit of an ICT career. </li></ul><ul><li>Employability and e-inclusion : developing digital literacy and e-competence actions tailored to the needs of the workforce both in the public and the private sector, with a particular emphasis on SMEs and also to the needs of the unemployed, elderly people, people with low education levels, people with disabilities and marginalised young people. </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong acquisition of e-skills : ensuring that workers can regularly update their e-skills and encouraging better and more user-centric ICT-enhanced learning and training approaches (e-learning). Good practices for the training of employees, with a particular emphasis on SMEs, using e-learning should be promoted together with successful solutions and business models. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Promoting a long term cooperation and monitoring progress <ul><li>Regular dialogue with relevant stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual e-skills community on the Internet to gather the views of a larger community of experts and citizens; </li></ul><ul><li>Annual report on the supply and demand of e-skills; </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis on the impact of global sourcing on ICT jobs; </li></ul>
  16. 16. e-Skills Industry Leadership Board Launch Event, 7 June 2007, Brussels
  17. 17. Developing supporting actions and tools <ul><li>European e-competence framework within CEN/ISSS in line with the proposal for a European Qualifications Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Feasibility study on a European e-skills and career portal </li></ul><ul><li>European handbook (guidelines to promote appropriate legal and financial frameworks for multi-stakeholder partnerships) </li></ul><ul><li>Quality criteria for e-skills industry-based training and certifications </li></ul><ul><li>E-competence curriculum guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring the proposal of the ICT Task Force of a new discipline on services sciences, management and engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting appropriate financial and fiscal incentives </li></ul>
  18. 18. Empowering future generations <ul><li>Exchanging information and good practices on Member States initiatives for the promotion of science, maths and ICT, role models, job profiles and career perspectives as well as teacher qualification </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging awareness and information campaigns at EU and national level to provide parents, teachers and pupils with an accurate understanding of opportunities arising from an ICT education and the pursuit of a career as an ICT professional </li></ul><ul><li>Experimenting in co-operation with European education networks as to how Web 2.0 technologies can help promote ICT training and careers to young people </li></ul>
  19. 19. Fostering employability and social inclusion <ul><li>Major initiative on e-Inclusion in 2008 in line with the “Riga Declaration” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This initiative will comprise activities to promote digital literacy and competence actions tailored to the needs of groups at risk of exclusion. The ambition is to halve the gap between these groups and the average population by 2010. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/ict_riga_2006/doc/declaration_riga.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In addition, two activities would be further supported: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging corporate social responsibility initiatives and multi-stakeholder partnerships such as the European Alliance on Skills for Employability; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting in cooperation with ongoing initiatives of the ICT industry how public funding instruments can efficiently support successful multi-stakeholder initiatives in improving the employability of job seekers and low skilled workers. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Making better and greater use of e-learning <ul><li>Report in 2008 with recommendations for targeted e-learning initiatives, the promotion of successful strategies and the development of a dynamic market for e-learning products and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the development of e-learning courses and brokerage mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting the networking of e-learning and training centres in liaison with the European Network of Living Labs to facilitate piloting and validation processes and better understanding of future e-skills needs. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Thank you ! </li></ul><ul><li>And Join the e-Skills Virtual Community: </li></ul><ul><li>http://communities.trainingvillage.gr/esf </li></ul>