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Economy & Jobs 30-04-2018

Simplon – coding as a tool for social inclusion

The company Simplon trains free of charge long-term job seekers and employees in retraining to become web developers, a project currently supported by different categories of European funds. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Digital 10-04-2018

Twenty-four EU countries sign artificial intelligence pact in bid to compete with US and China

Twenty-four EU countries pledged to band together to form a “European approach” to artificial intelligence in a bid to compete with American and Asian tech giants.
Global Europe 13-01-2017

The Brief: Innovation fetish has created rubbish jobs

Few words have been so ruthlessly fetishised in Brussels as innovation, jobs and growth.
EU Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger

EU eSkills campaigns reduce gap in the labour market

The eSkills campaigns, launched in 2010, have contributed to reducing the gap in the EU between demand and supply of digital skills jobs, according to the European Commission.
Digital 13-06-2016

Cities demand central role in digital skills revolution

A network of major European cities has called on the EU to place its members at the heart of efforts to boost digital skills, tackle unemployment and prepare citizens for the high value jobs of the future.

Two fifths of Europeans are digitally illiterate

The European Commission wants to sink the 40% average of people who have little or no ability to use technology.

New EU privacy rules will create 28,000 jobs, says industry group

Privacy experts are about to become very in demand. Europe will need an estimated 28,000 specialists under the newly minted EU data protection regulation, according to industry group IAPP.
Digital 26-02-2016

EU countries issue mea culpas for poor marks on internet connectivity

The European Commission’s new EU internet scoreboard has sparked a wave of mea culpas among the member states that ranked lowest for connectivity and digital skills.
Coding skills needs to be paired with digital competency, writes the ECDL Foundation
Digital 16-10-2015

Computing and digital literacy education needs a unified approach

SPECIAL REPORT / As EU Code Week comes to a close this weekend, the ECDL Foundation writes that education programmes promoting coding need to be balanced with basic technology skills, which are too often lacking—even among so-called 'digital natives'.
Irish MEP Sean Kelly (EPP) with children at the Coder Dojo in European Parliament
Digital 14-10-2015

Coding kids share their digital skills with MEPs

SPECIAL REPORT / Dozens of children from around the continent came to the European Parliament on 30 September to help MEPs brush up their digital skills.
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Digital skills 01-10-2015

Backstage with Europe’s creators

MEP Victor Negrescu and EU40 hosted an exhibition called "Backstage with Europe's Creators" in the European Parliament on September 22nd.
Digital 03-02-2015

How Europe can win in the global app economy

As the European Union prepares its plan for a Digital Single Market, policy-makers must take full account of the fastest growing segment of that market – the app industry, writes Sophie Mestchersky.
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Digital 20-01-2015

Vince Cable on the Digital Single Market

“The European Union is part of the solution; not part of the problem” said Vince Cable, in a speech at the Lisbon Council in Brussels on January 20th. The speech, titled "The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need" called for a re-invigorated digital single market. Cable, the British business secretary – and Liberal Democrat MP added that, “digital is central to growth in the European Union” and “we need to be able to show that the internal market works.”
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Germany’s Industry 4.0 in full swing, despite dissent from unions

SPECIAL REPORT: Companies, trade unions and politicians are working together to turn Germany into an industrial centre for the digital future. But on the day of its founding, Industry 4.0’s initiators are divided over its opportunities and risks. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Coding
Digital 31-07-2014

Commissioners urge coding classes at school

The two commissioners in charge of the digital agenda, and youth and education, have written to to the EU's 28 education ministers, urging them to give every child the opportunity to develop basic coding skills at school.

More than 50% of EU jobs at risk of computerisation

More than half of the jobs in the EU's 28 member states will be impacted significantly by advances in technology over the coming decades across sectors, according to calculations by the think tank Bruegel.
Digital 18-07-2014

Commission to meet Microsoft over mass redundancies

The European Commission has asked to meet Microsoft to discuss the layoff of thousands of EU workers, as the tech giant trims its newly-acquired Nokia subsidiary
Digital 15-07-2014

New Beginnings

With a new legislative cycle about to start, we need to lay down the foundations for an economy that grasps the future, beginning with the digital single market, writes Fausto Pinto de Matos.
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Stimulating Digital Entrepreneurship in Europe

On 29 April, entrepreneurs and policy makers gathered in Brussels to discuss digital entrepreneurship in Europe and launch the Watify platform to help entrepreneurs get over the barriers which prevent them from starting their own business or digitizing it.
Digital 08-05-2014

EU’s ‘digital champions’ make plea to next Commission

SPECIAL REPORT/ The European Union’s “digital champions”, an industry coalition, wrote an open letter Monday (5 May) to the lead candidates vying to become the next European Commission President.
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Digital 07-05-2014

Employers tackle ‘unpredictable’ skills mismatch in ICT sector

SPECIAL REPORT / Although ICT experts disagree on how big the future skills gap in the sector will be, they are convinced that employers need to tackle the issue today through better training programmes, better start-up environments, and recruiting more women.
Beñat Bilbao [World Economic Forum]
Digital 24-04-2014

How can Europe bridge its digital divide?

Europe is slowly emerging from one of the worst financial and economic crises in decades. A new report shows that digitisation efforts by the EU could not only revamp the economy, but could reunite Europe too, writes Beñat Bilbao.
Digital 05-12-2013

Industry leader: More women needed in mobile phone industry

More women need to work in the digital sector if it is to realise its full potential, says Anne Bouverot. The director-general of the GSM Association added that the industry must start by making itself more attractive to women and encouraging girls to see the benefits of working in the sector.