A ‘Digital Skills and Jobs’ roundtable was organised on 19 December, 2019 in Minsk, as part of the EU4Digital Initiative.
The main goal of the round table was to discuss the need to consolidate the community interested in the development of digital skills and jobs in Belarus, to introduce a directory of electronic competencies in Belarus, and other steps recommended by the professional community to achieve the expected results in the framework of the EaP policy until 2020 and after 2020 in the context of the development of digital skills.
“The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition” is a multi-stakeholder partnership that aims to facilitate collaboration among business and education providers, as well as public and private actors to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe. Currently, 23 national coalitions in the EU and two in the EaP region (Armenia and Ukraine) have already been established.
The main outcome of the roundtable is a common understanding on the necessity of a Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition in Belarus. The workshop helped to identify the main stakeholders interested in participating in the Coalition as well as sharing the best EU practices for the creation and implementation of Digital Skills and Jobs Coalitions with the Belarusian government, universities, NGOs and other present stakeholders.
Under the EU4Digital initiative, The European Union supports the implementation of digital skills strategies in the Eastern Partnership countries, acting to establish national coalitions for digital jobs and a competence framework for small businesses.