The initiative that was launched for the first time by the in 2010 by the European Commission, is a response to the growing demand for ICT professionals and experts which is currently not met, despite the high unemployment rates in the European Union.
The campaign supports and echoes the goals of the European Commission's Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, a EU-wide multi-stakeholder partnership helping to address the gaps and mismatches of digital competences in the current job market for the benefit of the global economy.
In 2015 – 2016 the main focus of the campaign, that will run in 21 European countries*, will be on raising awareness of the need of e-Skills in all sectors from education to training and jobs, through a comprehensive, and innovative communication campaign at European and national level. People with strong e-Skills will play a central role in making Europe an innovative and competitive environment.
During 2015 - 2016 four major high profile conferences will be organised in Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Slovakia. The official launch of the e-Skills for Jobs 2015 – 2016 campaign will take place in Riga on 13 March.
*Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the UK.Back