Discussing the increasing value of e-Skills in our society
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As e-Skills are becoming increasingly important to find a job the European Commission is organizing a meeting in which e-Skills will be approached from three different perspectives: as crucial assets to monitoring and benchmarking policies and partnerships, from the point of view of their international dimension and the impact of globalisation, and lastly, as European Guidelines and Quality Labels for New Curricula.
One of the aims of this debate is to monitor key indicators and scenarios on the supply and the demand of e-skills and to benchmark national policy initiatives and multi-stakeholder partnerships in the European Union (and based on this analysis, to understand better the impact of the initiatives launched at EU and national level), to propose new approaches to remedy the situation and to identify better ways to foster multi-stakeholder partnerships to reduce e-skills shortages, gaps and mismatches.
On a similar fashion they will involve in studying the international dimension of the e-skills strategy (especially the efforts to promote ICT professionalism) and to assess the impact of globalisation on high-level e-skills requirements (ICT practitioners’ skills and e-leadership skills), as well as to analyse major policy initiatives and best practices in the world. This should help to understand better the international dimension of e-skills in order to better anticipate change, envisage possible future cooperation and improve efforts to develop e-skills for Europe.
Finally, there is a necessity for European guidelines and quality labels for new curricula fostering e-leadership skills based on market needs and best practices including industry led initiatives. The guidelines and quality labels should be compatible with the European quality assurance reference framework for vocational education and training. A pilot demonstration of the implementation of the proposed European guidelines and quality labels should be organised as well as a dissemination campaign.