Programming is becoming a crucial skill in the current job market and fundamental to digital transformation. However, Europe faces a major talent shortage. Companies face difficulties in filling the increasing number of job vacancies, in particular, with qualified developers.
According to Eurostat, from 2012 to 2022, the number of ICT specialists in the EU increased by 57.8 %, almost 7 times as much as the increase (8.8 %) for total employment. Also, in 2022, about two-thirds (65.4 %) of ICT specialists in the EU had completed a tertiary level of education.
In order to tackle the skills gap in programming and development, several initiatives have been implemented across Europe, focusing on raising interest in programming and providing training opportunities for the workforce. Among others, the EU Code Week is a grassroots movement that makes programming more visible and easy-to-learn to everyone.
Browsing through this page, you will find more information about these initiatives and training opportunities as well as other relevant resources on programming and development.
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