EP releases briefing on digital in education and skills

The European Parliament Research Service (EPRS) has released a pre-legislative synthesis of the positions of national, regional and local governmental organisations on the European Commission’s forthcoming initiative, ‘Digital in Education and Skills’. It examines how existing policy is working and identifies best practice. 

The report found that: 1) a number of innovative learning tools and platforms have been devised in many European States and regions, 2) issues of digital divide arise in terms of age, gender, disability, social strata, wealth and ethnic background, 3) certain EU regions with particular geographic characteristics are lagging behind in both broadband provision and digital skills development, 4) there is a lack of qualified personnel with digital skills, 5) the EU funds contribute significantly to the development of the digital dimension in education and skills.  

You can find the full report here.