“If we are to come to terms with the digital skills gap in Europe, education, youth work and training need to become a joint responsibility between employers, employees, educators and policy makers. We need to test ideas, develop projects, work and think together on the best ways to give people the skills they need for new jobs.” Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market. Another challenging project has started!
Emphasys Centre participated in the kick-off meeting of the Erasmus+ KA2 Youth project titled: “Upgrading Digital Youth Work: An Innovative Programme to Equip Young People with Advanced Digital Skills to Meet the Needs of the Labour Market – Digital@YouthWork” which was organized in Germany, Erfurt between the 9th and the 10th of May 2019.
The project`s aims to bridge the digital gap by equipping young people with essential digital skills based on an analysis of the requirement of 10 job profiles at the national level. At the same time, youth workers’ profiles will be strengthened and the youth work programmes will be enhanced thus upgrading the quality of the services provided.
A big thank you to the coordinator and hosting organisation of this project Plattform e.V. (DE), European Digital Learning Network (IT), CGE Culture Goes Europe – Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V. – CGE (DE), Open Europe (ES) and Lancaster & Morecambe College (UK) for their excellent collaboration.