Statement of the European Social Partners on Digitalisation

This statement emphasises the importance of an adequate employment policy agenda to support the digital transformation of the economy and labour market. It asserts that it is essential to ensure that people have the skills required to benefit from new jobs. The challenges is more accute and immediate in the ICT sector, but digitalisation is creating new skills needs in all sectors. While digital education should start right from primary education, it must be ensured that the older generations have access to skills updating and further education. The European social partners agreed to work on skills needs in digital economies as part of the EU social dialogue work programme 2015-2017.

Business Europe, UEAPME, CEEP (2016), Statement of the European Social Partners on Digitalisation, 16 March.


  • Policy document
  • EU28
  • Yes
  • no specific sector focus
  • skills and employability
  • English
  • Business Europe (Employer organisation), SMEunited (Employer organisation), CEEP (Employer organisation)
  • 2016
  • Open access
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