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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.