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Already in 2007 the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry developed a long-term e-skills agenda, and since then several national governments and stakeholders have started numerous actions for closing the e-skills gap. Very recently the European Commission has launched the ‘Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs’ specifying priority areas and actions along with responsibilities of relevant stakeholders to reduce the gap between supply and demand of ICT practitioners in Europe.  The present study has contributed to this with recommendation for actions aimed towards:

  • increasing the number of ICT graduates through activities directly addressed to students,
  • making more intensive use of industry-based training and certification to increase the number of e-skilled workers and
  • fostering mobility within Europe and immigration from outside Europe to close these gaps.

The project also developed a set of recommendations for a "European e-leadership skills shared vision and agenda for the future". 

Key recommendations proposed are to:

  1. Sharpen concept and metrics for e-leadership skills
  2. Regularly monitor demand and supply of e-leadership skills
  3. Develop and apply e-leadership curricula guidelines and quality labels
  4. Create new formats and partnerships for teaching e-leadership skills
  5. Align actions to develop e-leadership skills with effort to foster entrepreneurship across the EU
  6. Foster e-leadership in the context of entrepreneurship and self-employment
  7. Build awareness of the relevance of e-leadership skills for innovation, competitiveness and

And finally to build awareness of the relevance of e-leadership skills for innovation, competitiveness and employability and design with stakeholders a pan-European communication and awareness campaign.