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2017/08/25 European Commission to launch Digital Opportunity Scheme

The European Commission is planning to launch a pilot Digital Opportunity Scheme in the course of 2018. Running within the scope of the Erasmus + programme, the scheme promotes the development of digital skills through cross-border traineeships. Students taking part in the scheme will receive hands-on experience in such fields as cybersecurity, data analytics, artificial intelligence,...

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2017/08/02 European platform for classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications goes live

The Commission has launched the first full version of the European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications (ESCO). The classification is available in 26 languages (the 24 EU languages, Icelandic and Norwegian). ESCO  facilitates the dialogue  between labour market  and the  education/training sector  by providing a common language...

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2017/07/27 Tech-resistant jobs: beyond digital skills?

Retail, manufacturing and agriculture are three of the sectors where disruptive technologies have begun to usurp human capital. But are there sectors of our economy that technology cannot conquer? Jobs requiring emotional skills, such as care-giving and teaching, are less likely to be infiltrated by technology. While AI is progressing, computers are not yet at the stage where they can...

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2017/07/26 Legal migration: Council agrees mandate on new rules to make the EU attractive for highly qualified workers

On 26 July, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) agreed on a mandate for negotiations on a draft directive covering entry and residence conditions for highly qualified  workers coming from third countries (blue card directive). The directive seeks to make Europe a more attractive destination for highly skilled workers from third countries, by creating a simplified common...

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