Structured Dialogue on digital education and skills
In 2022, European Commission started to discuss with EU Member States how to bring new digital technologies to education and help people improve their digital skills. The objective is to design future EU policy actions on digital education and skills that will trigger tangible changes and contribute to the Digital Decade targets. The dialogue is a response to European Commission President von der Leyen’s request for top leaders’ attention to the growing digital skills gap in Europe.
During the dialogue, among others, participants share experience, good practice and lessons learnt from their actions, investments and reforms in digital education and skills. A whole-government and whole-of-society approach is at the heart of the dialogue. Each EU country has nominated a National coordinator who ensures participation of all the relevant ministries, organisations and initiatives such as the National coalitions for digital skills and jobs.
During the dialogue, National coordinators presented good practices and strategies that are already published on the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform. Among others, Estonia presented the IT Academy, Slovakia mentioned the IT Fitness test and the founder of Czechitas Dita Formánková presented her initiative during the discussion with the Czech republic.
Additional information about the Structured dialogue is available on the Digital Education Action Plan website.
The Digital Skills and Jobs Platform offers a catalogue of dozens additional good practices and an overview of national strategies relevant for the digital skills domain.