With the rapid development of new technologies, there is an inherent risk that the gap between the digital skills of the labour force and skills needed by the labour market is widening. To address this challenge, since 2019 the Government, the Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Crafts have joined forces to establish the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Luxembourg (Digital Coalition). The coalition aims to bring together all the country's digital skills stakeholders, and to promote projects in this field. It is built upon the European Commission initiative Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition (DSJC).
The Digital Coalition counts over 60 members from both public and private sectors with the objective of sharing information on a wide range of topics, including upskilling and reskilling, skills in AI, digital skills in non-tech sectors, space technologies (jobs and skills), and more.
In the context of the European Year of Skills 2023, the Digital Coalition website, created in 2019, was transformed into the 'digitalskills.lu' platform as a central tool. This transformation includes the addition of various new features and functionalities:
- the training offer is now interconnected with the training offer related to digital skills available on the national portal lifelong-learning.lu from the National Institute for the Development of Continuing Vocational Training (INFPC);
- the ‘Digital Resources’ section where users can now access a range of content: best practices at national and European levels, funding opportunities at national and European levels, available online tools related to digital skills, as well as links to national and international publications on digital skills intelligence;
- the platform is now interconnected with the European Digital Skills and Jobs platform. This interconnection enables automatic retrieval of information from the European Digital Skills and Jobs platform on the 'digitalskills.lu' platform (news, events, calls for funding, official publications and statistics, training opportunities).
Additionally, the platform continues to offer features such as the possibility for interested parties to become members of the Luxembourg coalition, a list of current coalition members, and updates on news and events related to digital skills.