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Expert group discussing e-skills needs at EU’s Digital Agenda Assembly

Equipping European citizens with the skills needed to participate in the digital society is a monumental task for the EU and its national member states. But action is required also on the local level: Cities and communities need intermediaries analyzing and facilitating digital skills. These and other topics were discussed during the EU Digital Agenda Assembly’s opening workshop on “Digital Skills for the Digital Single Market”, bringing together stakeholders that can play a key role in helping to develop a digital skills action plan for Europe.

DAA Riga Digital technology is changing the way we work, live and learn. It may lead to the automation of "routine" tasks, to the creation of new and different types of jobs, and will require enhanced digital skills for most jobs. Solutions to existing mismatches and gaps were discussed by an expert group including Christoph Kaletka (TU Dortmund University – sfs). The workshop brought together stakeholders from education, business, research and government helping to develop a digital skills action plan for Europe. Roberto Viola, Deputy Director General of DG CONNECT, presented the Commission's vision with regard to digital skills development in Europe. In panel and workshop discussions participants explored possible strands of action.


The Digital Assembly 2015 is an event co-organised by the European Commission and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It took place on June 17 and 18 2015 at the Latvian National Library in Riga.