On the 23rd of July 2020, the new Digital Agenda “España Digital 2025” was presented in la Moncloa.
España Digital 2025 includes a set of almost 50 measures organised into 10 strategic axes, being the third axis: "strengthening the digital skills of workers and all citizens (target 2025: 80% of people with basic digital skills, 50% of whom will be women)". Some of the objectives of this axis are in line with the goals of LINK-UPS Project. The objectives and measures proposed in this axis are briefly described below.
The objectives of the third axis of the new Spanish Digital Agenda are the following:
- To improve the basic digital competences of citizens and to close gaps between groups. Highlighting the importance of training the groups with the greatest difficulties in acquiring these skills, such as the elderly, retired people, people with low income and people living in rural areas.
- To provide students with advanced digital skills and promote digital professions.
- To provide workers with the digital skills required in their field of employment in order to have more and better job opportunities.To this end, priority will be given to closing the gap between employed and unemployed persons in order to mitigate long term unemployment situations and allow for lifelong leraning throughout working life.
- To meet the demand for specialists in digital technologies.
- To reduce the gender gap in digital skills.
In particular, to reduce the digital divide, the Agenda recommends a series of joint actions between the public and private sectors with the following measures:
A set of actions to support the digital transformation of the education system by providing devices, digital educational resources, reinforcing the digital skills of teachers, and fostering actions involving the application of Artificial Intelligence to personalised education.
NATIONAL PLAN FOR DIGITAL COMPETENCES
Comprehensive plan that aims, through different Programmes, to: substantially increase the level of basic digital skills of the groups that currently lag behind (the elderly, people with low income and low education levels, non-urban areas, women); guarantee advanced digital skills among students at the end of secondary education; train the workforce to acquire the necessary digital skills for their jobs and future employability, and meet the demand for digital specialists.
Plan to promote the processes of digitalisation in Higher Education.