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.

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In support of these goals, the EU4Digital Facility will:

  • Define a methodology for measuring and forecasting national digital skills gaps
  • Define a common competence framework for SMEs and microbusinesses
  • Create national coalitions for skills and jobs
  • Carry out training seminars and workshops 
  • Implement promotion campaigns in partner countries

The Facility supports the work of the EU4Digital eSkills network, which has the following priorities in focus:

  • Digital skills for citizens
  • Digital skills for ICT professionals
  • Digital skills for non-ICT workforce, including SMEs
  • Digital skills in education (digital skills for educators, youth and students)

Digital skills are vital to increasingly digital economies and societies. By supporting the development of digital skills, the EU is helping to match skills with the demands of emerging sectors, contributing to jobs, private sector development, and dynamic economic growth.


EU4Digital Facility training on women’s mentorship programmes in ICT and innovation

  • 20/08/20 to 20/08/20

The EU4Digital Facility will organise a virtual training on women’s mentorship programmes in ICT and innovation on 20 August 2020.

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EU4Digital Steering Committee: focus on key priorities in digital and future of the Eastern Partnership

  • 05/10/20 to 09/10/20

The EU4Digital Initiative will hold its second Virtual Steering Committee Meeting spread across the week of 5-9 October 2020, reviewing the digital policy agenda and results achieved, as well as upcoming priorities under the EU4Digital Initiative.

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EU Code Week

  • 10/10/20 to 25/10/20

EU Code Week from 10-25 October 2020 is a grass-roots movement that celebrates creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities.

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