Upskilling for life after the pandemic: Commission launches new digital competence guidelines

Today, the Commission launches new guidelines to help educators, employers and recruiters ensure Europeans are equipped with the digital skills to thrive in the post-coronavirus world of work. The DigComp at Work report and its Implementation Guidelines include practical steps, key actions, tips and online resources to make best use of the EU’s digital competence framework (DigComp) along the ‘employability path’ – from education to sustainable employment and entrepreneurship. Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, added: “These past months, social distancing has transformed the way we connect, research and innovate at work – and we need to equip people with the right digital skills to continue working like this.” Support for managing the digital transition are at the heart of the European Skills Agenda. The Commission will take this work forward in the autumn when it presents an updated Digital Education Action Plan alongside a communication on building the European Education Area. DigComp will play a role in supporting the work of countries, companies and social partners to support the development of digital competences. The case studies in the report showcase practical examples of the development of the digital competences, and the Implementation Guide offers specific guidelines, examples and useful resources for the use of DigComp. More information on the JRC Science Hub