The European Commission Unveils Strategy for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age
On February 19, the European Commission published its Communication on Shaping Europe’s Digital Future.
For the next five years, the von der Leyen Commission’s digital transformation will be focused on three key pillars:
- Technology that works for the people;
- A fair and competitive digital economy;
- Open, democratic and sustainable society.
Improving education and skills is a crucial part of the overall vision for digital transformation in Europe. European companies need digitally savvy employees to thrive in the global technology-driven marketplace and in turn, workers need digital skills to succeed in an increasingly digitalised and fast-changing labour market.
To support businesses all over Europe, the Commission will officially present:
- The reinforced Skills Agenda to strengthen digital skills throughout society;
- An update of the Digital Education Plan to boost digital literacy and competences at all levels of education.
Margrethe Vestager, Vice President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, reassures that every citizen, employee and business will benefit from digitalization. An effective digital Europe will help us reach the European Green Deal standards at a quick pace and in all sectors.
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