EU : e-skills for the 21st Century: Fostering Competitiveness, Growth and Jobs

Published on: 07/11/2007
Last update: 21/11/2007
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Innovation and the uptake of information and communication technologies (ICT) are two important components of the renewed Lisbon agenda for growth and jobs. The contribution of ICT to the European economy is fundamental for the development of productivity and knowledge-intensive products and services.

There is an important need to address ICT-related skills (e-skills) issues in order to respond to the growing demand for highly-skilled ICT practitioners and users, meet the fast-changing requirements of industry, and ensure that every citizen is digitally literate in a lifelong learning context requiring the mobilisation of allstakeholders. These challenges can only be effectively addressed by a real mobilisation of Member States and industry. The European Union (EU) can provide a platform for exchange of best practices and well-focused solutions as identified through dialogue with stakeholders.


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http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ict/policy/ict-skills.htm

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EN

Number of pages (Original version):
10

Nature of documentation: Policy/Strategy papers

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