Commissioner Gabriel outlines key priority areas for the Digital Education Action Plan

European Commissioner for Innovation and Research, Mariya Gabriel, has outlined the priorities for the Digital Education Action Plan, due to be released in September. Developing digital competencies across the EU as well as promoting gender equality in the bloc’s digital economy are the two key areas that the Commission will seek to foster as part of the forthcoming revamped plan.

Recent figures in the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index have showed that there is a distinct shortage of women working in Europe’s technology industries, particularly in ICT. At the same time, significant gaps in digital skills as well as competencies were found in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) across all genders, ages, and geographical locations in the region.

See the full article from Euractiv here.

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