Portugal - InCode2030 Programme
The INCoDe.2030 Programme is an integrated public policy initiative aimed at enhancing the digital competences of citizens and workforce in Portugal. Other objectives of the national Programme include the promotion of digital inclusion and literacy for all, fostering digital education and awareness of technology from an early age, supporting the digital competences of educators, improving qualifications of the existing workforce, and offering specialisations for graduates in advanced digital jobs.
The Portugal INCoDe.2030 initiative addresses a broad group of digital skills, and actions cover the following priority lines: Inclusion, Education, Qualification, Specialisation, and Research. The priorities of the Portugal Programme follow the digital skills pillars of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition - citizens, labour force, education, and professionals in the information and communication technology sector (ICT). Priorities include:
Digital skills for all citizens
- Promote digital literacy and basic digital skills amongst the general population to increase the number of Europeans with at least basic digital competences to 80% by 2030 (and reduce the % of citizens who do not access the internet to 5%) in line with the targets of the Digital Decade.
- Create and develop resources and content centres, as well as user training campaigns, aiming to improve awareness of the need for digital competences.
- Enhance available possibilities for lifelong training for citizens.
Digital skills for the labour force
- Promote digital skills training and upskilling for jobseekers and the unemployed.
- Increase the number of employees who use computers or the internet to work to 80% by 2030.
- Increase overall digital intensiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises to 40% by 2030.
Digital skills for ICT professionals
- Upskill professionals in the ICT sector and increase the talent pool in the field to 8% of all employees by 2030. Promote the training of ICT specialists.
- Train intermediate-level technicians in key economic areas and sectors.
- Create a network of academia and digital labs, providing internships, and offer spaces for collaborative training.
Digital skills in education
- Encourage more professionals to join the field of ICT and upskill existing IT teachers and training providers.
- Increase number of people with Higher Education Diplomas in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
- Equip new generations with digital competences including logical reasoning, collaborative work, and development (programming) through permanent and coordinated education and vocational training systems.
- Fully integrate digital competences and resources into the teaching process and promote the increased use of technology in the classroom.
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The promotion and coordination of INCoDe.2030 involves three permanent bodies:
The National Forum for Digital Competences, which is responsible for gathering and coordinating a broad range of private and public companies and institutions to ensure widespread mobilisation for the initiative, as well as of organising an annual conference in which the developments in each line of action will be presented and analysed in the context of national and international success stories and good practices.
The INCoDe.2030 Coordination Structure, which oversees the lines of action and also the initiative as a whole, promoting and coordinating the activities in each action line to guarantee a common focus and purpose, updating the general and specific goals and objectives.
The INCoDe.2030 Technical Secretariat, which monitors, records and reports on the implementation of all the planned activities, developing the necessary platforms for their development and communication, in close articulation with the Coordination Structure and the Forum for Digital Competences.
In my view, the Portuguese NC has achieved an amazing level of acitvity and integration into other digitalasition initiatives and topics through INCODE.