Learn about the key highlights of the webinar on ‘The European Year of Skills and the role of open data’
On Friday 31 March, the data.europa academy hosted a webinar on ‘The European Year of Skills and the role of open data’. This webinar highlighted the relevance of this theme, focusing on digital skills and the role of the data.europa academy within the context of the European Year of Skills.
The webinar started with a presentation from a European Commission representative on the European Year of Skills and the Digital Skills Platform. The targets of the European Digital Decade were emphasised and the variety of EU initiatives to implement these were shared. Following this, the representative of data.europa.eu introduced the objective, lessons and courses of the data.europa academy highlighting the importance of learning about open data and how the data.europa academy can help improve digital skills. Finally, experts from the Big Data Value Association and the Agency for Digital Italy shared their experiences with digital skills and trainings at both European and national levels. The session concluded with a Q&A session and panel discussion.
The panel discussion led to interesting conversations about European initiatives in the context of the European Year of Skills, as well as data.europa.eu, the data.europa academy and other platforms, courses and tools for upskilling and developing one´s data knowledge. Furthermore, the panellists discussed gaps and areas of improvement to further raise awareness about the importance of digital skills and available training materials were shared.