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Italy ranks 25th in Human Capital among 27 EU states in the 2022 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), scoring 36.6. While 45.6% of Italians possess basic digital skills, only 3.8% are ICT specialists. Companies (55%) face difficulties filling digital expert vacancies. Salesforce's Digital Skills Index shows 86% of Italian workers lack skills for future work. The Observatory of Digital Skills reports digital skills' growing importance across sectors (13.8% average impact, up to 63% in Industry).

Italy's National Coalition for digital skills and jobs, part of 'Repubblica Digitale', promotes digital skills, uniting over 180 organizations. ACCEDI, a digital skills learning platform, will launch in 2023. The Italian Strategy for Digital Skills focuses on bridging digital divides, boosting e-skills in education, developing key competences, and increasing ICT specialists in emerging technologies. Goals by 2025 include equipping 70% of the population with basic digital skills, doubling advanced digital skills in various groups, and enhancing public digital service usage to 64%, including older citizens.

Score in DESI Report Human Capital
EU average score: 48.45
Italy score: 36.6
48.45 EU average score
36.6 Country score
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Italy ranks 25th 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 36.6.

The latest trends in digital skills in Italy