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 implements a number of pilot projects including:

  • Establishment of Armath Robotics and Engineering Laboratories in EaP partner countries (suggested by Armenia)
  • Define a common competence framework for SMEs and micro-businesses in the EaP region, based on similar EU efforts 
  • Establish eTrade Competence Centres in EaP partner countries
  • New ICT Programmes and Distance Learning Platforms 
  • Establishment of Innovation Digital Skills Centres in EaP partner counties

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.


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