Western Europe’s GDP could increase by $2,100,000,000,000 if gender equality is promoted and implemented in EU’s “best in regions” countries. This is only one of the many statistics that the CEPIS’s Women Task Force presents in its recently released infographic.
The European Commission has published a new concept paper on the topic of the challenges and benefits of digitisation for employment. The report considers the impact that digitisation, particularly robots and artificial intelligence, might have on jobs and inequality, acknowledging that some tasks, that people do today, will be replaced, and traditional occupations will be changed in future.
A new blog post from the European Commission highlights the growing strength of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, an initiative that brings together organisations working on digital skills from across Europe.
The recently introduced Digital Marketing module has been successfully adopted in Greece. The first candidate to pass the module in the country was Elissavet Samioti. She is also the first candidate to pass the ECDL Digital Marketing module in Europe during post-pilot phase of the programme implementation.
Simple precautions are a key to improving cybersecurity, according to David Francis, Managing Director of Huawei Cyber Security Union. In remarks made at the European Business Summit in Brussels, Mr Francis highlighted that, “we need, rather, to focus on doing the basics.” He continued, “If we did it would solve 80 percent of the problems we face today.”
A new strategy for school and higher education in the EU has been launched by the European Commission. The strategy contains several goals, including, ensuring that higher education gives graduates the skills they need to succeed in our economy; making higher education systems more inclusive; closing the ‘innovation gap’ between higher education, research and business; and making sure that higher education systems work together well.
A new scheme to encourage free internet access in public places, like town halls, hospitals and parks, has been informally agreed between the Maltese Presidency of the EU’s Council of Ministers, and the European Parliament. WiFi4EU is intended to help reduce the digital divide and encourage the use of digital services.
The latest edition of the European Digital Progress Report was published by the European Commission in early May. The report monitors Member States’ progress on digital policies, and benchmarks developments in several areas, including digital skills. This year’s edition features a country profile of Cyprus, which highlights the use of ECDL in the country’s education system.
A new study of 7,800 workplaces on the impact of ICT on work and skills has been published by the European Commission. The report, titled, ‘ICT for Work: Digital Skills in the Workplace’, shows that technology has permeated all types of work, not only traditionally digital sectors. The study analysed sectors like farming, health care, and construction.
Stakeholders in digital skills, including educators, trainers, employers and policy experts, gathered in Brussels on 12 May to discuss DigComp, the Digital Competence Framework for Citizens, and EntreComp, the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework.