National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs in Italy

Last updated: 2 August 2023

The Italian Ministry for Technological Innovation and Digitalisation launched the National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs in April 2020. In total, 24 national coalitions are active in the European Union as of 2021. The programme stems from another Italian plan that bolsters digital upskilling at all levels, “Repubblica Digitale”. The coalition’s purpose is to provide training and educational opportunities in the digital sector to prepare citizens for the digital transition. As emerging jobs in clean energy transitions will require new skills, it is crucial that governments create incentives for digital jobs. Over 200 initiatives are in place for those who want to improve their digital skills, including self-development tools such as online courses, e-books and self-assessment kits; initiatives for skilling, upskilling and reskilling; innovative training and workshops with universities and research centres; and raising awareness of digitalisation. Italy is also training 10 000 “digital enablers” to promote digital skills locally and meet the target of providing basic digital training to 70% of the population by 2026. 

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