Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition

European Commission

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The Irish Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition was launched on 27th April, 2017. It is a multi-stakeholder partnership focussed on tackling the digital skills shortage and on upskilling everybody to take advantage of the digital economy and society. Representatives of academia, all education sectors, industry, the public service, the not-for-profit sector have come together to ensure that Ireland joins in the European effort to leverage the rewards of digitisation.

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European Commission – Press release EU budget: Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme

The European Commission is today proposing to create the first ever Digital Europe programme and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges.

With the Digital Single Market strategy we have established a regulatory framework that is fit for the digital age. This needs to be matched with equally ambitious funding and investments in the Digital Europe programme for increasing EU’s international competitiveness as well as developing and reinforcing Europe’s strategic digital capacities. These key capacities concern high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and advanced digital skills and ensuring their wide use and accessibility across the economy and society by businesses and the public sector alike.  (more…)

Help shape the future of web accessibility

The Irish Computer Society are teaming up with the National Disability Authority to assist in compliance with a new EU directive on web accessibility. We need your help by completing our survey so we can find out what IT professionals know about universal design of IT and web accessibility. (more…)

EU Commission to double funding for Erasmus programme

The Erasmus programme already enables millions of young Europeans to study, train or learn abroad while broadening their experience and awareness of Europe, and increasing their future chances on the job market. With doubled funding, this programme will be even more effective in supporting key political objectives such as building a European Education Area by 2025, empowering young people and promoting a European identity through youth, education and culture policies. (more…)



Meeting of Mirror Committee of CEN Technical Committee 428

on ICT Competence and Professionalism
3:30pm, July 19th, 2017, Irish Computer Society, 87/98 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge


Computer Science for the Irish Leaving Cert – Progress and Challenges

presentation and discussion of the NCCA draft syllabus
3:00pm, July 5th, 2017, in Dublin Castle, at the World Conference of Computers in Education


Learning with digital technologies is our future

Keynote address by Lord David Puttnam at the World Conference of Computers in Education (
9:00am,July 5th, in Dublin Castle

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