Digital Skills

Digital skills is one of the most topical issues in the field of ICT. A sizeable part of the European population still lack even basic digital skills, but 90% of jobs require at least an entry-level knowledge of digital skills. 

Improving this situation is an important part of CEPIS mission. To that end, CEPIS has established a Digital Skills Policy task force, which comprises experts from over 20 countries.

The group’s purpose is to study the rising demand of digital skills in Europe, to define a CEPIS policy and use the opportunity to align it with the EU actions and priorities.

The group will focus on analysing policy documents on Digital Skills issued by the European Commission and other relevant institutions, and elaborating a CEPIS position on the full range of Digital Skills needed in 2020 at various levels.

CEPIS Comments on EU funding 2021-2027 for Digital Skills

The task force has published a paper with comments and recommendations on EU funding for digital skills in the context of the Multi-annual Financial Framework 2021-2027. CEPIS highlights the following challenges: 1) lack of cohesion in definitions of digital skills, 2) gap between theory and practice, 3) gap between perception and reality, and 4)inefficiency of the public funding processes. CEPIS recommends to focus specifically on projects aimed at empowering teachers and training the trainers, establishing standards and certification recognised world-wide, and allocating appropriate funding to different policy targets in a more concise, result-based fashion.

Read the full position paper