Hungary - Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition
The Hungarian National Coalition was established with official launch in December 2016 as a response to the critical situation in the digital labour market, which has for years encouraged IVSZ (the ICT Association of Hungary) to think together, plan, develop and communicate manifestos and strategies.
The most important result of this action was the Digital Education Strategy adopted in the autumn of 2016, which contains proposals for the digitisation of public education, vocational training, higher education and adult education, as well as recommendations aimed at bridging the digital labour shortage. In December 2016, the coalition received a new impetus, as the Coalition for Hungarian Digital Jobs initiative was officially formed within several days from the announcement of the European Coalition.
In line with the goals of the European Coalition, the Hungarian initiative also aims to develop and implement proposals along several lines of strike in order to reduce the digital labour shortage. Results of the work of Coalition members include: the launch of the BProf (Bachelor of Profession in IT) programme, the elaboration of the Digital Labour Programme, setting up and operation of Sectoral Skills Councils, as well as various studies and reports.
National coalition details
- Supporting the implementation of digital education in Hungary.
- Supporting the implementation of the Digital Labour Programme.
- Elaboration of relevant studies to facilitate policy and decision-making in the field.
- Supporting the cooperation of industrial players and educational organisations to to match training needs and offer.
The initiative, coordinated by IVSZ, was joined by several ministries, higher education institutions and boot-camp training organisations, IT companies, including a number of other relevant organisations and stakeholders.