Growing demand for trained professionals with digital expertise

Information and Communication Technologies are extremely important in dealing with the recession and exiting from the current economic crisis

The new pan-European campaign “e-Skills for Jobs 2014” will be presented on Tuesday, May 6, at a special event to be held at the National Insurance headquarters.

The conference is part of Greece’s EU presidency and aims at showcasing the increasing demand for professionals with digital expertise as well as at fighting unemployment and developing the economy.

Speeches and discussions will focus on highlighting the importance of Information and Communication Technologies in dealing with the recession and exiting from the current economic crisis, stressing the key role of the development of digital skills in today’s labour market.

European Commissioners, government officials, university teachers, students and young people as well as entrepreneurs and market players will participate in the conference. Participants will speak during thematic sessions directly related to the targets of the Digital Agenda 2020.

The campaign is under the auspices of the European Commission’s “Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs” action, a pan-European cooperation of several interested parties that help deal with the lack of European citizens with professional digital capacities and the exploitation of the possibility to create new jobs in Information and Communication Technologies.