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Parliamentary question - E-000749/2019Parliamentary question

Digital literacy — E & Y survey

Question for written answer E-000749-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Dimitrios Papadimoulis (GUE/NGL)

According to Ernst & Young’s latest survey[1], ‘Building a Better Working Europe’ (February 2019), workers’ lack of digital skills ‘are damaging the growth prospects of companies and the continent's economy.’ 48% of the workforce of European companies lack cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and robotics skills, while only 17% of enterprises taking part in the survey are classified as ‘digitally mature’[2].

The same survey records the desire of European companies to invest in their digital literacy and transformation but at the same time they seem to have difficulty attracting and retaining workers with digital skills.

Will the Commission say:

Last updated: 20 February 2019
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