Commission publishes Action Plan on the European Pillar of Social Rights
The European Commission has published the ‘Action Plan on the European Pillar of Social Rights’, and, in this context, the ‘Commission Recommendation on an effective active support to employment following the COVID-19 crisis’.
Cedefop summary overview of digital skills during the Covid-19 pandemic
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) has published an article summarising the current needs and trends of digital skills in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Automation and AI use in companies on the rise, McKinsey reports
McKinsey has published a survey of business executives around the world asking them to help shape the picture of the post-COVID workforce.
The European Commission adopts Erasmus+ 2020 programme revision
The European Commission has adopted a revision of the Erasmus+ 2020 Annual Work Programme, providing an additional €200 million to boost digital education and training and promote skills development and inclusion.
Commission releases guidelines for digital skills in post-COVID19 workplaces
The European Commission has launched new guidelines to help educators, employers and recruiters ensure that people are equipped with the digital skills to thrive in the post-COVID19 world of work.
CCS offers distance learning during lockdown
Immediately after the announcement of the lockdown, free-of-charge distance learning sessions were introduced with the support of CCS members. These were offered to trainers, educators and the general public in order to support them in the personal development.
McKinsey present digital agenda for post-COVID recovery
In their article “The COVID-19 recovery will be digital: A plan for the first 90 days”, McKinsey Digital outline the main challenges that businesses will have to face, and propose steps to help companies recover after the COVID crisis.
New recovery instrument proposed by European Commission
The European Commission has proposed a €750bn recovery instrument named ‘Next Generation EU’ to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tech associations call for clear guidance for ICT workers during Covid-19 crisis
More than 25 associations representing tech, communications, and business communities from around the world have joined the Information Technology Industry Council’s (ITI) call to governments to adopt clear guidance to ensure ICT workers are designated as ‘essential’ in the fight against the coronavirus.
BCS events moved to webinar format
During this period of disruption to physical events, UK CEPIS member BCS has been re-organising much of its event programme into a new series of webinars.