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Overview of EUropean Commission initiative "grand coalition on digital jobs"

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  • 1. Telecentre-Europe summit 23.10.2013 "Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs" Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho European Commission DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
  • 2. DAE HLG Sherpa meeting Brussels, 6 February 2013 2
  • 3. The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs • Europe does not have enough ICT experts and up to 900,000 jobs could go unfilled by 2015 • Grand Coalition officially launched in March 2013 by VP Kroes to to tackle the "digital skills gap", created awareness and political momentum • So far 42 "pledges" received, i.e. self-commitments by companies, universities, and other stakeholders to tackle mismatch • National Coalitions for Digital Jobs emerging in 9 countries 3
  • 4. The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs • Multi-stakeholder partnership to increase supply of ICT professionals as well as reduce mismatch between demand and supply • Deliver concrete actions at local level and commitments by stakeholders • Connect like-minded existing and emerging alternatives • Launch Conference took place on 4 - 5 March 2013 4
  • 5. Grand Coalition
  • 6. 5 policy clusters ICT Training Mobility Certification Raising awareness New approaches to learning and education 6
  • 7. Grand Coalition Pledges  36 ACCEPTED PLEDGES  Out of more than 50 pledges received between March – May 2013  Examples of pledges  ICT TRAINING:  Online ICT learning platform (Academy Cube)  NEW LEARNING:  Launch MOOC for secondary teachers  MOBILITY:  Launch mobility assistance services  AWARENESS RAISING:  10,000 hours of "CIO tours" in schools  NATIONAL/REGIONAL INITIATIVES:  Launch Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs across the EU
  • 8. DAE HLG Sherpa meeting Brussels, 6 February 2013 8
  • 9. DAE HLG Sherpa meeting Brussels, 6 February 2013 9
  • 10. DAE HLG Sherpa meeting Brussels, 6 February 2013 10
  • 11. EU Council conclusions • "the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs should be strengthened to address skills mismatches…"; • "a higher degree of integration of digital skills in education … should be ensured" • "part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (2014-2020) should be used for ICT education…",  => Digital skills training needs to be a priority, therefore  => Digital skills training needs priority access to funding  => Your continued support needed for national programming of funding 11
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  • 13. Thank you for your attention! ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda blogs.ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/ @DigitalAgendaEU DigitalAgenda