eSkills for Jobs Conference: Europe in the Digital era


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On 17-18 October 2016 more than 200 policy makers, business leaders and experts gather in Bratislava, Slovakia to take part in the conference ‘Europe in the Digital era - where skills are making the difference'. The event reflects on how digital technologies are transforming the way we live, learn and work at a pace never seen before.

Read the press release here.

This digital transformation relies on the availability of appropriate digital skills for all citizens, from the youngest to the oldest, as acquiring such skills will have a positive impact on finding jobs, reducing unemployment and integrating all citizens into the national life.

In the context of the Slovakian Presidency to the European Union the conference aims to enhance the political participation in order to mainstream e-Skills issue in EU policies and establish concrete actions on how European citizens will adapt to digital technology innovation in the future. The event also serves as a major stepping-stone in raising awareness towards ICT professionals, young people and the unemployed that new skills will be needed for the jobs of tomorrow.

Europe in the Digital era’ is organised by DIGITALEUROPE and European Schoolnet in collaboration with IT Association of Slovakia. It is the last in the series organised by the European Commission with EU Presidencies under the banner of the ‘eSkills Weeks’ (2010 and 2012) and ‘eSkills for Jobs’ (2014-2016) campaigns.

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