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National Strategies

The Digital Strategy 2025 programme describes the priorities of the German Government, namely the development of digital capabilities and the promotion of the use of new tools with the aim of enhancing Germany's digitalisation processes. The strategy is based on 10 pillars important for digitalisation, including a pillar that focuses on introducing digital education and throughout the stages of one's life. 

The major targets under the Digital education pillar are the following:

  • In 2025 every school pupil will have basic knowledge in information science, how algorithms function and in programming. In order to achieve this, appropriate courses must be required in lesson plans in the primary and secondary schools and in teacher education and continued training.
  • By 2025, Germany will be one of the leaders in digital infrastructure in the education sector.
  • By 2025, the workplace should be the number one place to acquire the newest information technology (IT) knowledge.
  • By 2025, all publicly financed educational institutions should make essential teaching material available online. In order to reach these goals, we must push for education in and for the digital world in 2025 at all levels – starting at school, including the dual system of vocational training, on up to university and professional continuing education.

Germany’s Digital Strategy 2025 was adopted in 2016 for 10 year period. The Strategy's actions are intended not only to enable the German economy to respond to new challenges but also to ensure its leading position both in quality and technology for years to come, by combining traditional competitive advantages with the newest technology, modern methods and specific support programmes.

The strategy is coordinated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy  with the active involvement of other public sector organizations, as well as business, Academic sector, scientific community and social partners.



Strategy Details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital skills in education.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Digital Expert
Geographic scope - Country
Target language
Type of initiative
National initiative
Adoption - 2016. Actions for period 2016-2025.

Budget unknown. 

Strategy state-of-play

The strategy  was accepted in 2016, currently a lot of initiatives and projects are developed to implement the strategy.

Stakeholder Involvement

 Experts from a wide range of disciplines, the various ministries of the federal government and, above all, those who benefit from the individual projects and measures are equally involved.