Thursday June 22nd - 1:00 PM (UTC)

The Digital Transformation of European Labour Markets

There is huge potential to create new opportunities for both workers and employers – if people are equipped with the right skills to succeed, that is.


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Digitialisation is changing the workforce in profound ways. From basic digital skills to complex AI skills, the way people work, the type of work they carry out, and the skills they need to succeed are changing rapidly. And not necessarily only in traditionally digitally-driven industries - all sectors and regions are increasingly in need of digital skills to meet their digital transformation goals and keep ahead of the competition. 

Equipping people with the right skills to succeed can create new opportunities for both workers and employers. Yet, according to the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index, 4 out of 10 European adults lack basic digital skills. The EU Commission nominated  2023 the European Year of Skills, and among all skills, digital are taking centre stage. By 2025, the EU Commission expects to see 70% of adults in Europe with basic digital skills in order to support the digital transition businesses are currently undertaking, and bridge the gap between the talent available and the needs of employers. 

This raises the question: what kind of digital skills are required from European employers nowadays? And how can we bridge this skills gap to ensure that employees are well-equipped to meet employer needs? Digital transformation is too broad a term to quantify - but diving deeper into European labour market data can help us understand the latest job and skills trends, and see how jobs and skills are changing.

Hosted by our VP for Global Business Unit, Andy Durman, and our Head of Research, Elena Magrini, this webinar will take a data-driven look at the Digital Transformation of European Labour Markets, shedding light on the following key questions in particular:

  • The meaning of digital skills, and their frequency in job postings

  • How the demand for digital skills is changing over time

  • Differences in demand between countries and regions

  • The fastest growing and declining digital skills

  • The unique reasons why different sectors and occupations require digital skills 

  • How policy makers and education providers can use these learnings to give people the skills to succeed

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