About us

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition is composed of different organisations who are concerned by the digital skills gaps we face in Europe and who accept a responsibility to be proactive and to contribute to address this challenge in their respective areas. 

It is a unique initiative supported by the European Commission that:

  • enables any organisation to pledge actions, programmes, initiatives which could contribute to the improvement of digital skills situation in Europe;
  • offers a platform of exchange to learn from peers and to showcase developed actions and initiatives as well as their impact;
  • helps to join forces to pave the way for a strong digital Europe.

Any organisation actively contributing to reducing the digital skills gap in Europe can become a member of the Coalition through the online form found here

Members are also encouraged to get involved with their National Coalition to help support and drive the digital skills agenda within their country. 

Aims of the Coalition 

By the end of 2020, the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition aims to:

  • Train 1 million young unemployed people for vacant digital jobs through internships/traineeships, apprenticeships and short-term training programmes.
  • Support the upskilling and retraining of the workforce and, in particular, take concrete measures to support (SMEs).
  • Modernise education and training to provide all students and teachers with the opportunity to use digital tools and materials in their teaching and learning activities and to develop and upgrade their digital skills.
  • Reorient and make use of available funding to support digital skills and carry out awareness-raising about the importance of digital skills for employability, competitiveness and participation in society.

Related Activities

Code Week

EU Code Week is a grass-roots movement that celebrates creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities. EU Code Week aims to make programming more visible, to show young persons, adults and the elderly how ideas are brought to life with code, demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn. Now in its 7th edition, it has in 2019 reached over 80 countries worldwide and played host to over 72,000 activities. Get involved in EU Code Week 2020 at www.codeweek.eu.

Digital Skills Awards

The European Digital Skills Awards identifies and recognises those projects and initiatives that have a demonstrable impact on supporting the acquisition of digital skills by different groups across Europe. Previous editions have seen winners address digital exclusion, upskilling and retraining of workers, mentoring and visibility.

Digital Opportunity Traineeships

The Digital Opportunity Traineeships is a unique initiative for the promotion of cross-border traineeships for students and graduates. Run through ERASMUS+, the traineeships provide students of all disciplines the opportunity to get real digital experience in companies located in another Member State. To find a traineeship or provide a placement check out www.erasmusintern.org.

Contact  

If you require any support when making or reporting on a pledge, we will be happy to support through: pledges@bluspecs.com

For any other queries, comments or feedback, please contact: cnect-digital-skills@ec.europa.eu

Share your activity with us

We are always delighted to hear from pledgers and members. If you have some news or updates that you would like to share with us, please send an email to digitalskills@bluspecs.com.

Disclaimer

The information included in this website is provided by the pledging organisations themselves and presents exclusively their activity directly linked to the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. It cannot be considered, therefore, as representative of the overall activity carried out in this domain by the pledging organisations. Additionally, it does not reflect the views of the European Commission nor that of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Secretariat.

Responsibility for the information and views expressed therein lies expressly with the authors. Although pledgers and pledges vary in size, scope and activities, the pledgeviewer will aim to categorise them on a comparable basis and through the application of equal performance measurement. Badges are solely awarded as an indication of activity, progress and performance. 

The website is for information purposes only, and it is managed by the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Secretariat on behalf of the European Commission.