Workshop 'Digital Skills and entrepreneurship in the Digital Revolution Era: from EU funding opportunities to job creation'


European Commission, Centre Borschette, Room 0D

The workshop is part of the OPEN DAYS – European Week of Regions and Cities, an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs. It will be held in Brussels, 14 October 2015.

Every year, the OPEN DAYS – European Week of Regions and Cities gathers experts in regional and local development to exchange good practice in economic development, cross-border cooperation, public-private partnerships, regional innovation and other related topics.

As part of the OPEN DAYS event, we will host the workshop "Digital Skills and entrepreneurship in the 'Digital Revolution Era: from EU funding opportunities to job creation".

The workshop will present best practices of regions utilizing public and private funding to implement successful ICT learning programmes (e.g. for young people, unemployed, career-changers). It will address the role of industry and the synergies that can be obtained in closer cooperation in view of the skills gap (also with respect to entrepreneurship), and the skills shortage that affects the industry and the economy. The workshop will bring together stakeholders playing a key role in activating digital skills funding, promoting stakeholder alliances and developing digital skills policies. The workshop will be held from 14:30 to 17:00.

You can register to the workshop on digital skills and entrepreneurship until 28 September.

PS: Please note that this workshop will be preceded by a back-to-back event focused on 'Education, Training and Skills: Connecting students and employees in the case of electronics', on 13/10.