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Latest Edition of EU Digital Index Shows Big ICT Skills Deficits

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The European Commission has published the latest edition of its Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). The 2017 DESI tracks the state of digital development across European Union countries. While it shows that there has been some improvement, there are still notable digital gaps. Significantly, 44% of people in Europe don’t have fundamental digital skills including, “using a mailbox, editing tools or installing new devices.”

Announcing the new edition of DESI, European Commission Vice President for the Digital Single Market said, “Europe is gradually becoming more digital but many countries need to step up their efforts. All Member States should invest more to fully benefit from the Digital Single Market. We do not want a two-speed digital Europe. We should work together to make the EU a digital world leader.”

More information about DESI can be found on the website of the European Commission.

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