The aim of the European Digital Skills Awards is to showcase initiatives that develop the digital skills of Europeans in school, at work and in society in general.

The initiatives should be easy to scale-up and replicate in other cities, regions, countries and sectors. It must cover one or multiple EU Members States or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries and have started and shown results in the period 1 January 2015 - 30 October 2017.

The winners and finalists will be selected in the following four categories:

  • Digital skills for all – developing digital skills to enable all citizens to be active in our digital society
  • Digital skills for the labour force – developing digital skills for the digital economy, e.g. up-skilling and re-skilling workers, job seekers; actions on career advice and guidance
  • Digital skills for ICT professionals – developing high-level digital skills for ICT professionals in all industry sectors
  • Digital skills in education – transforming teaching and learning of digital skills in a lifelong learning perspective, including the training of teachers

To highlight the importance of closing the gender gap in digital skills, the fifth award will go to an initiative or a project which promotes digital skills for women and girls. This initiative or a project will be selected from all the submissions.

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2017.

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