Lithuania - National Digital Coalition
The National Digital Coalition of Lithuania was established on 7 November 2013 in Vilnius following the European Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs. The memorandum of the National Digital Coalition for the promotion of Digital Skills for Jobs (Nacionalinė skaitmeninė koalicija in Lithuanian) was signed in Vilnius. The Coalition was launched to address high unemployment rate in particular for younger people, respond to the growing demand for professionals in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, and raise awareness amongst the general population when it comes to ICT skills.
A number of institutions, companies, and organisations from the public and private sector came together in the formation of the National Digital Coalition for the Promotion of Digital Skills for Jobs in Lithuania, joining efforts to increase employment rates, achieve a more effective use of digital potential, and cooperate in implementing the information society development programme Digital Agenda for Lithuania 2014–2020, as well as new ongoing programmes.
National coalition details
- To improve the conditions for the private and public sector employees as well as everyone living in Lithuania to develop and continuously improve digital and ICT skills.
- To attract more young people to ICT and scientific studies and professions, ensure the acquisition of digital skills also in other professions, and promote the involvement of girls in digital careers.
- To continuously improve general and higher education and vocational training programmes according to labour market requirements and needs.
- To ensure that ICT professionals are trained and equipped with the latest skills relevant for the ICT sector.
- To reinforce the framework of digital skills training by cooperation between the representatives of business, education and other organisations.
- To include ICT training into the system of non-formal youth education.
- To raise public awareness of the importance of digital skills and competences.
- To involve Lithuanian society in the dissemination activities of digital skills and competences.
- Reaching every resident of Lithuania, jointly organise public informational campaigns, and regional activities.
Partners of the The association LANGAS Į ATEITĮ, the Ministry of Economy and Innovation, the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, the Ministry of Education and Science, the association INFOBALT (representing the national ICT sector), Vilnius University, Kaunas University of Technology, the National Association of Distance Education, the Lithuanian Computer Society and ECDL Lithuania, Lithuanian Municipal Public Library Association, Lithuanian Computer Science Teachers Association (LInMA), as well as other partners representing government bodies, universities, associations, training centres, other organizations involved in adult education.