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Cyprus ranks 21st in the EU's Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) Human Capital dimension, with a focus on digital skills. While improvements have been made, 50% of Cypriots still lack basic digital skills, below the EU average. The country performs relatively well in terms of advanced digital skills (21%) and the proportion of ICT specialists in the workforce (3.9%), with 19% of them being female. The Digital Futures Index highlights areas for improvement, with Cyprus ranking below the CEE average in digital sector, infrastructure, and business and government categories. 

The Cyprus Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition aims to bridge the digital divide and promote digital literacy. State strategies include the 'Digital Strategy for Cyprus (2020-2025)' and the 'Digital Skills - National Action Plan 2021-2025'. These plans focus on e-government, digital economy, connectivity, digital skills development, and security. 

National initiatives, supported by the Recovery and Resilience Plan, include investments in communication infrastructure, digital public services, digital education, and upskilling and reskilling programs. The plan also promotes e-government, the establishment of an Intelligent Transport System, and initiatives to integrate digital technologies into schools through programs like Innovative Schools and eSafe Schools

Score in DESI Report Human Capital
EU average score: 48.45
Cyprus score: 41.8
48.45 EU average score
41.8 Country score
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Cyprus ranks 21st in Human Capital out of 27 EU Member States in the 2022 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), with a score of 41.8.

The latest trends in digital skills in Cyprus