The European Commission has published the “2030 Digital Compass: the European way for the Digital Decade”. This core strategy document outlines the European Union’s vision for achieving Europe’s digital objectives for 2030. The main priority areas are 1) a highly skilled IT professionals and a digitally skilled population, 2) secure and sustainable digital infrastructures, 3) digital transformation of businesses, and 4) digitalisation of public services.
Within the first priority area, the Commission has set a goal to have 20 million employed ICT professionals, with convergence between genders, in addition to the aim of 80% of the EU population having sufficient basic digital skills. This is to be achieved, among other instruments, through the new Pact for Skills, which previews multi-stakeholder partnerships to increase public and private investment into education and training according to labour market needs.