At the UN World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis (Tunisia), European Commissioner Viviane Reding said that an e-skills society is the most valid guarantee against exclusion.
Viviane Reding was addressing an e-skills capacity building symposium.
"For a truly strengthened ICT skills capacity, we need a fundamental change of the learning and training processes", the Commissioner continued in her opening speech by video. Participants at the symposium discussed how public private partnerships between governments, industry and civil society would help better address the challenge of fast changing technological developments.
In the 'Tunis e-skills Declaration' endorsed at the symposium, stakeholders called for new measures such as the endorsement of industry and other non-formal training and certification within the formal public education systems, fiscal incentives for companies and individuals alike to encourage investment in e-skills training, and public support for innovative multi-stakeholder projects.