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Half of Workers in EU Have Insufficient Digital Skills Says European Parliament Briefing Note

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One in two workers in the European Union have insufficient ICT skills according to a briefing note published by the European Parliament in November. The report on “Employment and Skills Aspects of the Digital Single Market Strategy” analysed the impact that digitalisation is having on jobs, including how it is changing working conditions and future skills requirements in Europe.

It found that workers with a medium skill level will need to upgrade their skills to remain employable, as demand for higher-skilled workers will grow. This presents a challenge, as these workers are among the groups that are most lacking in digital skills. Looking at potential solutions to the problem, the briefing underlined the importance of workplace training for learning digital skills, as the formal education system only reaches young people.