The European Commission and Informatics Europe have organised a workshop on Bridging the Digital Talent Gap – Towards Successful Industry-University Partnerships, on 30 October 2019 in Rome.
The workshop aims to address the systemic gap of advanced digital skills the EU is facing with the contribution of experts from relavant stakeholder such as universities, industry and public policy makers.
The digital talent gap workshop will attempt to find practical ways to overcome the advanced gap in technical skills. It will also discuss how collaboration between universities and companies could help bridge the gap, focusing on three thematic areas: artificial intelligence, cyber security and software engineering.
This event is organised in the framework of the European Computer Science Summit 2019.
Participationto the digital talent gap workshop is by invitation only. Te EU is looking for participants with experience at the intersection of digital, business and high education sector.
Potential atendees are invited to send an email to Valentina Parziale by 16 October 2019, by indicating your relevant experience and area of interest.
The EU has recognised that the digital economy has brought several benefits to citizens and companies across the member states.
Finnish Ministers have recently outlined the priorities of the Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees at the European Parliament.
Some of the priorities highlighted in the meeting include supporting the development of digital skills and making the EU’s infrastructure more resilient to cyber threats.
Following the recommendation of the Member of the European Parliament (MEPs), the Finnish Presidency intends to make a step to support vocational training and develop of digital skills in education.
Finland is holds the Presidency of the Council until the end of the year.