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Skills for Industry Strategy - Promoting online training opportunities for the workforce in Europe

The report written by PwC EU Services reveals the role of online training in implementing new approaches matching SMEs' needs and realities in a digital world. The challenges SMEs face today related to the digital transformation of the economy, new regulatory and market requirements demanding a sigificant shift in their environmental footprints to achieve the UN sustainability targets by 2030, with significant expected impact on the skills of the workforce, have to be addressed while also considering the budget constraints, limited capacity, fierce competition for talent and extreme time pressure SME deal with.

This document represents the Final Report for the “Promoting Online Training Opportunities for the Workforce in Europe” initiative, prepared for the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (“EASME”) and the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (“DG GROW”) of the European Commission.

The report presents the key results of the initiative, and contains the results of the state-of-play analysis in the EU regarding the adoption of online training solutions by SMEs, a description and in-depth analysis of the market, of the policies and initiatives on online training for the workforce in specific EU Member States, as well as the vision and recommendations for implementation. The vision includes specific measures, roles and priorities at the EU and national levels for implementation towards 2030 and beyond. The report aims to support the orientation of the future actions in the field of online training, upskilling and reskilling of the European workforce at the EU and national levels.   

For a thourough reading please refer to the attached document.

The information and views set out in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of EASME or of the Commission. Neither EASME, nor the Commission can guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this study. Neither EASME, nor the Commission or any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.

The document was published on  28/10/2019 on op.europa.eu website here. © European Union, 2019

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