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For Europe, a potential of more than 750,000 new ICT jobs until 2020

The demand for e-skills keeps growing at a tremendous pace. In 2020 the European labour market is projected to grow by more than 670,000 new jobs, but it could absorb another 756,000 ICT...

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e-Leadership - Digital Skills for SMEs: There is a job to do!– Latest figures and results from the European initiative

Innovative e-leadership positions in Europe are estimated to be around 620,000 in 2015. Demand is estimated to reach 776,000 in 2020. Europe requires up to 200,000 e-leaders by 2020, i.e. 40,000 per...

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KETs: skills challenges of micro-/nanoelectronics through the UK lens

That skills shortage is recognised as the UK’s micro-/nanoelectronics industry’s most pressing challenge was confirmed by the sectoral pilot conducted by PwC within the KETs Skills Initiative. The...

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Do all workers in KETs domains need to be entrepreneurs?

Yes, claim the stakeholders, but in a broader sense. This is according to the preliminary results of a parallel study on KETs Skills conducted by PwC for DG RTD of the European Commission. The...

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What can Europe do to tackle the skills-related challenges in KETs?

The first step is developing a harmonised vision and action plan. Based on the analysis within Phase one of the KETs Skills initiative, combined with the outcomes of the KETs HLG Sherpa Group’s work...

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"e-Skills and e-Leadership Skills 2020. Trends and Forecasts" Working Paper, May 2015, available online

On 6 May 2015 the European Commission has adopted the Communication ‘A Digital Single Market for Europe’ which includes 16 initiatives to lay the groundwork for Europe’s digital future. In this...

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“Acquiring e-Leadership Skills in Europe” report, May 2015, available online soon

Published under the title “NEW CURRICULA FOR E-LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN EUROPE” (final report), the first results of the initiative on e-leadership are to be presented to the public in time for the...

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e-Leadership Skills for SMEs: Interim Report, May 2015, available online

This is the interim report of the e-leadership skills initiative targeting start-ups and fast growing SMEs. Work is in progress and is scheduled to be finished in September 2015 and presented in a...

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e-Leadership in Europe: Call for Action from stakeholders

Despite high levels of unemployment, Europe is faced with a significant shortage of the people capable of leading innovation to capitalise on advances in information and communication technologies...

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e-Leadership conference in Berlin: Is Germany well placed to succeed?

The skills needed for rapid growth of SMEs and start-ups: a view from Germany"e-Leadership skills into the Digital Economy" Conference, 21 April 2015, EIT ICT Labs, BerlinThis conference was part...

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Ade McCormack on Careers in the Digital Age

I have seen significant changes in the overlapping trends associated with the digital economy and skills. As the main author of the first edition of the "e-Skills Manifesto" (2010), I flagged what...

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Recommendations of KETs Skills Initiative tried out in France, Germany and the United Kingdom

The sectoral pilots aim at tailoring the recommendations proposed by the KETs Skills Initiative to the specific needs of three Member States, with a particular focus on the Micro-/Nanoelectronics...

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KETs skills priorities to be incorporated in new Work Programmes for Horizon 2020

The complementary study launched by DG RTD aims to provide the Commission with the analysis and recommendations on skills in the NMBP areas (Nanotechnologies, New Materials, Industrial...

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Example of best practice for young high potentials: Nanofutures WING initiative in Germany

Nanofutures is a funding initiative within the WING programme of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research. It funds research groups of young high potentials that focus on nanotechnology...

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ICT workforce increase in Europe – e-skills policy created the right framework conditions

The supply of freshly trained computer scientists has been slowly decreasing from 2007. In 2012 114,000 Computer Science first degrees were awarded. At the same time, the ICT workforce was growing...

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Riga Declaration kicks off eSkills for Jobs 2015-2016 campaign in Europe

On 13 March over 250 participants joined in the official launch of eSkills for Jobs campaign at the high-level conference in Riga. The eSkills for Jobs campaign is a response to the growing demand...

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Dramatic changes in the ICT workforce structure show where the jobs of the future can be found

The Management and Plan/Design positions: IS management and governance, architecture, analysis are the ICT worker segments that have been growing massively over the last years and. Europe has added...

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Launch of study on digital skills in the workplace

Digital technologies are having a massive impact on the economy, spreading through all sectors and changing the way economic value is created, the jobs people do, how they do them and the skills...

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New report of the Strategic Policy Forum on the digital transformation of industry and enterprises

Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director General, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and John Higgins, DIGITALEUROPE Director General and President of the Strategic Policy Forum on...

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New videos demonstrating the e-leadership skills relevance for industry, new statistics and forecasts (2020), new educational ecosystem fostering digital transformation are available online

The videos entitled • ‘e-Leadership - what it is and why it is relevant for industry’, • ‘e-Leadership demand and supply in Europe from today to 2020’• ‘Educational Ecosystem Fostering Digital...

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Contractor

A service contract has been awarded in December 2013 by the European Commission to a consortium led by empirica to undertake this work.

The event is supported by the EC in the scope of the service contract to promote e-leadership in Europe (LEAD)