Find here key and commonly used skills-related terms and concepts with their definitions.


Demand (skills demand)

Requirements for type(s) of skills, qualifications and workers in different sectors and occupations (see Supply)

Digital competences (ICT skills)

Digital competences involve confident and critical use of information society technology (ICT) in the general population and provide the necessary context (i.e. the knowledge, skills and attitudes) for working, living and learning in the knowledge society. Digital competences are defined as the ability to access digital media and ICT, to understand and critically evaluate different aspects of digital media and media contents and to communicate effectively in a variety of ICT influenced contexts.

Digital divide, digital gap

Gap between those who can access and use information and communication technologies (ICT) effectively, and those who cannot do so