European Commission launches the European Digital Skills Awards 2018


European CommissionWith the launch of the European Digital Skills Awards, the European Commission seeks to highlight projects that contribute to the development of digital skills in Europe. The Awards will be presented by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, on 6 December 2018.

The projects will be assessed according to the following five categories:

1. Digital skills for all – developing digital skills to enable all citizens to be active in our digital society

2. Digital skills for the labour force – developing digital skills for the digital economy, e.g. upskilling and reskilling workers, jobseekers; career advice and guidance

3. Digital skills for ICT professionals – developing high-level digital skills for ICT professionals in all industry sectors

4. Digital skills in education – transforming the teaching and learning of digital skills in a lifelong learning perspective, including the training of teachers

5. Digital skills for girls and women – taking actions to develop digital skills for women and girls

As a prize, winners will be invited to exhibit their project at the ICT 2018 conference in Vienna to be held from 6 to 8 December. The final deadline for the submission of projects is 21 October 2018.

More information can be found on the Commission’s website.