e-Skills Manifesto signed in Copenhague, Denmark

To unlock the potential of e-Skills to fuel growth and jobs, key players involved in the European e-Skills Week 2012 are committed to the essential principles contained in the ‘e-Skills Manifesto’ and summarised below:
– Commit to be more competitive through investment in ICT and ICT skills. 
– Address youth unemployment in Europe through e-Skills.  
– Foster IT leadership. 
– Commitment to life-long education and training.
– Invest in innovation.
– European leadership of global standards
– Commitment to cooperation
– Commitment to solidarity in a Digital Europe
– Prioritize e-Skills policy and scale-up implementation.
The guiding principles herewith are designed to chart a path which partners in the European e-Skills Week 2012 are poised to tread. Our commitment will secure jobs, enhance competitiveness of European business, and ensure that all Europeans enjoy the benefits of the Information Society.

The European e-Skills Week 2012 launched!

Organized by DIGITALEUROPE and European Schoolnet, together with the European Commission – DG Enterprise and Industry -, the second European e-Skills week will take place on 26 -30 March 2012.

The event will be focused on showing people how to get jobs and e-skills for life in the digital age. Options for education, training, and opportunities for jobs and growth will be a highlight, and will demonstrate why ICT is so important for any new job.

Preparatory work for the European e-Skills Week 2012 will commence in December 2011 and activities will continue up until May 2012.