The Digital ecosystem includes:
- Software publishing, computer programming and consultancy
- Data processing, hosting, web portals
- Manufacturing of computers, communication equipment and consumer electronics
Find out more about the LSP(s) in this ecosystem and their commitments below:
In all major areas of ICT, such as cybersecurity and data analysis, demand for skilled workers in the EU is higher than supply. ICT occupations are expected to grow at four to five times the average rate over the next decade, and the shortage of ICT specialists and technology experts, risks hampering the development, uptake and use of key emerging digital technologies, slowing down the digital transformation of European industrial ecosystems. It also increasingly exposes them to cyber risks.
Size of the labour market
Digital industries employ 6.8 million workers in 1.2 million companies across Europe.
Commitments made under the Pact for Skills
The Skills Partnership, composed of European and national associations, clusters and digital innovation hubs, universities, research centres, companies and VET providers, aims to help reach the EU Digital Decade targets to equip 80% of people with basic digital skills, achieve gender convergence, and have 20 million ICT specialists employed by 2030. Partners are developing a joint strategy to design and implement an ecosystem-wide upskilling and reskilling framework, which will support Europe’s green and digital transitions across all industrial ecosystems.