eSkills for Jobs campaign

Funded by:
European Commission
The eSkills for Jobs campaign aims to raise awareness of the need for citizens to improve their command of ICT skills for work. The campaign is a response to the growing demand for ICT-skilled professionals which is currently not met, despite high level of unemployment in Europe. The campaign comes under the umbrella of the Commission’s Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs.

The main focus of the campaign is to raise awareness of the education, training, jobs, and other opportunities that are available to people with e-Skills – those who know how to effectively use digital technologies. Together, industry, education bodies and public authorities will deliver a large and diverse programme of events and activities throughout the year for people at all levels of education and skills.

The campaign is coordinated by DIGITALEUROPE and European Schoolnet in conjunction with hundreds of national and pan-European partners. Telecentre Europe is one of the campaign partners, the only partner representing European telecentres and libraries.

During the course of 2014, the eSkills for Jobs campaign will run in 30 EU countries. It will inform students, unemployed people, ICT professionals and SMEs about the vast range of opportunities that ICT-related jobs present. One of the first key activities is the Get Online Week, a pan-European event organised by Telecentre Europe on 24-30 March, to get new users online and improve their digital skills for working life. Two major events are also foreseen during the campaign linked to the Greek and Italian EU Presidencies.

Telecentre Europe annual conference (TEAC) is also an event of the eSkills for Jobs campaign.