The CEPIS Digital Skills Policy working group has produced a position paper, entitled “The European Union must act immediately to improve the level of digital skills”. The paper expresses concern about the slow progress of increasing digital skills in Europe’s population, particularly for children, older people, non-IT professionals, and the workforce. To improve the situation, the paper recommends the following actions:
- Creating a Digital Skills Improvement programme at European level;
- Allocating appropriate funding to different policy targets (workforce, students, inclusion, advanced skills);
- Setting implementation goals in the Member States;
- Consistently measuring the progress.
This position paper encompasses the views of CEPIS Members and will be presented to different EU stakeholders in order to ensure further dissemination of the message.