Brussels wants Europeans with digital skills to succeed in the job market after the pandemic

Brussels wants Europeans with digital skills to succeed in the job market after the pandemic

The European Commission (EC) wants teachers, workers and recruiters to help ensure that Europeans are equipped with digital skills to thrive in the world of work after COVID-19. To this end, Brussels launched new guidelines in the DigComp at Work report, which includes practical phases, important actions, tips and online resources

As Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, explains, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about clear changes in the labor market and now adaptation is needed. In recent months, social detachment has transformed the way we relate, research and innovate at work and we need to equip people with the right digital skills to continue working ".

With the management support of the digital transition to be at the center of the document, presented at the beginning of July European Skills Agenda, the Commission will continue this work in the autumn. At that time, it will present an updated digital education action plan and reveal more details about the construction of the European Education Area.

For the Commission, the framework on digital competences in the European Union (DigComp) will play an important role in supporting the labor market of countries, companies and social partners. The report's case studies show practical examples of the development of digital competencies, with the implementation guide providing specific DigComp guidelines, examples and useful resources.