Shaping the future of work in Europe: Digital Skills Map makes local European projects on digital skills visible
In an increasingly digital world, new and different skills and competencies are needed; labour and occupations are fundamentally changing. Likewise, vocational education and training will change as a result of the digital transformation. At the local level, strategies for dealing with digital skills are developed and tested - local actors in cities are of central importance.

The Digital Skills Map provides results, insights and knowledge of diverse projects and models from European regions and cities for inspiration and adaption. It promotes the Europe-wide exchange of ideas, projects and knowledge on digitalisation in vocational education and training - making Europe concrete. There are already more than 30 project examples, i.a. from Finland, Portugal, Poland, the Netherlands and Germany, on the platform. The platform will be constantly updated and expanded.

Berlin is in charge for this online platform developed jointly with European partners (Porto, Rotterdam, Greece, EUROCITIES, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and URBACT) to highlight local project examples of digital literacy development in education and training. The partner network also includes the Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technologies of the European Commission and Cedefop (European Center for the Development of Vocational Training)
Digital Skills Map is implemented and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Integration, Labour and Social Services.

More about the platform:
The aim of the Digital Skills Map is to collect local know-how on digitalisation in vocational education and training, to prepare it and make it available to interested users. Presenting the learning approaches and experiences from the projects helps to understand which competences are important for a digital working world, that they will be needed even more in the future and how these can be acquired.

Innovative projects and models for digital skills are presented on the platform with a brief profile. Through an interactive map and various search functions, interested parties can learn about various local approaches and projects in dealing with the changing world of VET through digitalisation.

Background
The Berlin Senate Department for Integration, Labour and Social Services has been a member of the "Jobs and Skills in the Local Economy" partnership since 2017 within the framework of the EU Urban Agenda.

The Urban Agenda aims to make the most of cities' growth potential and wants to ensure to manage social issues in an effective way. The aim is to improve European, national and regional legislation and to share knowledge in employment policy. By participating in the Jobs and Skills Partnership, the Senate Department for Integration, Labour and Social Services wants to make concrete progress in cooperation for sustainable growth and social and economic cohesion in European cities.
Within the framework of the Urban Agenda, Berlin is bringing its knowledge on the world of work 4.0 to the European Level. The leading idea behind the design of Work 4.0 is: “People matter, technology serves." which also means enabling good work in a digitized world of work.

For more information, contact the Berlin Senate Department for Integration, Labour and Social Services.