the digital LSP is the Pact for Skills initiative bringing together all stakeholders interested in and committed to equipping the European workforce with the required digital skills to thrive in the connected economy

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The Digital Ecosystem

Research along innovation and the adoption of innovative technological solutions enhance productivity, environmental sustainability and circularity, territorial cohesion as well as the digitalisation of the economy and overall resilience.

The World Economic Forum estimates that by 2030, 70% of the new value created in the whole economy will be digitally enabled.

Here displayed some of the comprehensive benefits:

Digital sovereignty

In Europe, digital industries employ 6.8 million workers in 1.2 million firms, of which more than 99.8 % are SMEs.

A spiking employment

In 2021, almost 9 million people in the EU worked as ICT specialist, representing 4.5% of the total EU workforce. The demand had grown by 57.8% from 2012 to 2022, nearly 6.6 times the growth rate for employment.

Boosting competitiveness

In 2019, the digital ecosystem registered in Europe an annual turnover of €625 billion, representing 5.17% of EU value added.

The subsectors

ICT Services

ICT Manufacturing

Telecommunications.

Targets

The digital-LSP brings together stakeholders committed to up- and reskill the European workforce as currently  required by the labour market. Its targets are driven and sustained by the combined efforts of all Industrial Ecosystems. The condition? Collaboration and exchange of best practices.

Contributing to the Digital Decade targets

80% of people with basic digital skills and reaching 20 million ICT specialists employed in the EU by 2030, including achieving gender convergence.

Digitalizing the European Economy

75% of European enterprises to take up cloud computing services, big data and Artificial Intelligence. More than 90% of European SMEs to achieve at least a basic level of digital intensity.

Promoting a culture of Lifelong Learning

60% of adults to participate in learning programs every year, with a focus on career re-orientation jobs.

A Public Administration fit for the digital world

100% of key public services accessible and usable online, including access to medical records and to digital ID.

Actions

As a general condition, members of the digital-LSP should commit and contribute to the following actions with a proactive and proactive attitude:

Maximising the impact of investing in up- and reskilling

Setting good practice examples and providing support to European enterprises and citizens in digital up- and reskilling, building upon available resources and initiatives.

Creating synergies and collaboration among members

Becoming the core hub for networking, setting up examples and scaling up best practices, tools and initiatives, to encourage other actors in the ecosystem to take up similar actions.

Enabling the digitalisation of the Single Market

Supporting the industrial ecosystems in their digital transition through the implementation of the skills pillar of the transformation pathways identified for each sector.

Funding and EU-Projects Matchmaking

Informing and facilitating the creation of project consortia upon the launch of relevant calls for digital skills from the Digital Europe Programme and the Erasmus+ programme.

Eligibility

Who can join?

Single Entities

Businesses of all sizes, Chambers of Commerce, Higher Education Institutions, VET providers, Academia, Employment agencies, Social Partners, Public Authorities, and all those stakeholders active in up- and re-skilling the European workforce.

Umbrella organizations, Alliances, Local Partnerships

Alliances for skills established under E+ Blueprints or other EU-funded projects, Membership Organizations, other Large Scale Partnerships (LSP) to maximize impact, outreach and collaboration.

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