‘Digital skills gap’ threatens innovation
The skills required for success in the new economy were already changing. Now, COVID has sped up these changes dramatically.
As researchers warn of a growing “digital skills gap” that threatens to hold back innovation…
At a time when the need for mutual understanding in Europe has never been so great, a pioneering digital news service – ‘A European Perspective’ – is stepping up its efforts to offer citizens multilingual coverage of major stories by drawing on content produced by 12 public service newsrooms.
Over half of people in the European Union had at least basic digital skills in 2021, new data shows.
Cultural awareness is the understanding that our own culture differs from one individual and group to the next, and specifically from our target language. Being culturally aware enables us to communicate with people more effectively, beyond words and grammar, by understanding their culture.
Every 9 May, Europeans celebrate Europe Day, a commemorative occasion that honours the starting point of the continent’s political and economic integration, and the peace achieved as a result of the decades-long collective effort.
On November 8th – 10th 2021, Fundación Docete Omnes hosted in Granada, Spain the 2nd project meeting of It’s You Project. Seven organizations coming from Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Slovenia attended the meeting: Aretes (IT), Dedalus (IT), Marak Digital Marketing (ES), Fundación Docete Omnes (ES), Cyclisis (EL), Edit Value (PT), and DRPDNM (SI).
Industry stakeholders say that a greater emphasis on digital education will be crucial to closing both the skills and gender gap in the digital sector, calling for more attention to boost capacity.
On the International Day of Education – January 24, the European Commission and High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell issued a statement, recalling the importance of education as a fundamental right and foundation of resilient, peaceful, and sustainable societies.
Why is multilingualism important?
The EU’s motto ‘united in diversity’ symbolises the essential contribution that linguistic diversity and language learning make to the European project.
According to a special Eurobarometer survey conducted in September and October 2021, an overwhelming majority of EU citizens think that the Internet and digital tools will play an important role in the future. Moreover, a large majority finds it useful for the European Union to define and promote European rights and principles to ensure a successful digital transformation.