Focus area
The initiative strives to develop concrete measures to bring digital skills and competences to all levels of the economy and society by connecting different stakeholders from the public and private sector. Moreover, the National Coalition pledges further coordinated action to identify and share best practices. Skills anticipation in the digital sector is made using stakeholder´s inputs.
Implementation level
At what level is the initiative implemented?
Starting period
TIMESPAN: In what year did the initiative commence?
In 2019 (3 years)
PERSPECTIVE: is the initiative based on evidence derived from skill forecasts or foresight activities?
Policy area
To which POLICY AREAS(s) does the initiative apply?
How it is funded?
Funded by the EU
European Commission

Skill mismatch

Skill mismatch target
What type(s) of skills MISMATCH does the initiative aim to addresses?
Skill gaps (worker's skills are below the level of proficiency required by their employers and jobs)
Skills matching focus
How does  the initiative address skills mismatches?
The commission aims to address the digital skills gap improving matches between supply and demand of workers in the digital sector.
Skills delivered
What types of skill  does the initiative deliver?
Basic digital skills
More advanced digital skills


What methods of undertaking skills assessments and / or skills anticipation does the policy instrument utilise?
Expert panels
The relaunched Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition follows an action plan based on matchmaking events and conferences. The objective is to connect private and public stakeholders and establish a national agenda to improve digital skills.
Initiatives of stakeholders, e.g. breakfast events involving different stakeholders to discuss about digital skills needs in the future
Use of skills intelligence
How is labour market information / skills intelligence used within the initiative?
The Digital Skills Coalition shares and promotes digital skills initiatives and encourages a matchmaking between these projects and actions that can range from granting training, financial support but also coaching, resources, rooms and, traineeship places, permitting these initiatives to grow and augment their outreach.


Main responsible body
Main body or organisation with overall responsibility for the initiative.
The European Union and at the national level Digital Luxembourg, the Chambre de Commerce and the Chambre des Métiers
Other involved organisations
Which other organisations have a role in the initiative?
Social partner: employer organisation
Provide information on the demand for digital skills and organize/participate to events including other stakeholders
Research centres, universities
Provide information on the demand for digital skills and organize/participate to events including other stakeholders
Schools, ministries, government, companies, social partners, non-profit organisations and education providers. Provide information on both the demand and the supply for digital skills and organize/participate to events including other stakeholders.
Who are the intended beneficiaries?
Young people making the transition from education into work
Benefited from information on digital skills demand
Young people with low levels of basic skills /early leavers from education or training
Benefited from information on digital skills demand
Adults with low basic skills
Benefited from information on digital skills demand
Adults in employment with upskilling potential
Benefited from information on digital skills demand
Adults in employment with reskilling potential
Benefited from information on digital skills demand
Employed adults at risk of job displacement
Benefited from information/training on digital skills demand and future digital skills needs


Success factors
SUCCESS FACTORS in the implementation
The number of members grew over time, it reached a large number of beneficiaries, it highlighted skills initiatives. At the beginning the initiative included only handful of trainings for selected audiences. Now it includes a comprehensive broad collection of trainings for everyone.
BARRIERS in the implementation
The community requires members participation on their own initiative.
Monitoring and evaluation
MONITORING and EVALUATION: Is progress measured regularly? What are the indicators used to measure progress of the policy instrument? Have any evaluations been conducted?
The Commission monitors at the European level its memberships, the number of beneficiaries, the number of National Coalitions and the number of skills initiatives. Yes, an evaluation was conducted after three years. (…)
UPDATES: whether there have been any major updates of the initiative since it has been implemented?
EVIDENCE ON EFFECTIVENESS: How effective is the policy instrument?
Throughout the mandate of the current Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition (DSJC) Governing Board, the Coalition has achieved growth, consolidation and digital skills for millions of Europeans.
SUSTAINABILITY: How sustainable is the policy instrument? Do you expect the instrument to continue over the next few years and why?
Yes, given its success and the growing importance of digital skills over time.

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