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Understanding what it means to be a digital native

24/06/2016

Being a digital native does not necessarily mean going online daily. So what exactly makes you be one? Digital natives may not be inevitably tech savvy, but their sense of knowledge of what's going on both digitally and culturally is what sets them up to be natives.

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Digital skills for all: preparing Europe for the modern workplace

15/06/2016

In a joint blog post, Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the #DigitalSingleMarket, and Günther H. Oettinger European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, stressed out the importance of having the right skills in the digital age.

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A new Skills Agenda for Europe puts forward 10 actions to equip people in Europe with better skills

10/06/2016

Today, 10 June, the European Commission has adopted a new and comprehensive 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 boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.

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Why now is the time to give young people the digital skills to innovate and lead Europe

07/06/2016

Eva Paunova, Bulgarian MEP and eSkills for Jobs Ambassador, believes that it is high time to make sure that young people are equipped with the right digital skills so that they can reach their full potential as innovators and leaders.

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OECD launches report on fostering skills development in a digital world

02/06/2016

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released today, 2 June 2016, the Skills for a Digital World report which provides new evidence on the effects of digital technologies on the demand for skills and discusses key policies to foster skills development for the digital economy.

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Antanas Guoga: Coding is the new English

31/05/2016

Antanas Guoga, Lithuanian Member of the European Parliament and eSkills for Jobs Ambassador, is not only representing Lithuania in the EP, but also gives special attention to digital technologies. This year, A. Guoga is organising an ICT and entrepreneurship event SWITCH! – its second edition. He also initiates programming clubs for young people "Coder Dojo" across Lithuania.

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GOW 2016 report is out! Boosting people's eSkills and supporting them in getting jobs

26/05/2016

This year Telecentre Europe's flagship campaign Get Online Week reached 122,000 Europeans across 27 countries. From all those involved in campaign activities, around 79,000 were young people and 12,000 were unemployed. A record number of 29 campaign partners organised more than 5,100 various activities and promoted the campaign in their countries.

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