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Media Partnership - #MapTheGap: Digital Skills for a Digital Europe


Media Partnership -  #MapTheGap: Digital Skills for a Digital Europe

In the digital economy, it’s digital talent that drives the digital transformation and economic growth. The digital economy enables Europe to reshape its industrial position with collaborations that analyse the gaps, develop and pass on digital skills, spread digital ideas, and bridge the digital divide.

Public and private investments must be increased – redirected into industrial research and skilling, reskilling and upskilling programs –to build the backbone of talent needed to develop a solid European digital infrastructure.

Join an inclusive and diverse digital skills community in the heart of the European Union! An eventful evening is awaiting you. Let’s celebrate an intergenerational dialogue and commitment to nurturing European digital talent!

The magnificent Solvay Library, that once welcomed Nobel Prize scientists like Einstein and Bohr, will inspire our quest to achieve the EU’s goal of 20 million employed ICT professionals by 2030.

Organised by: ALL DIGITAL and HUAWEI
Powered by: EY
Media Partner: EURACTIV


Bibliothèque Solvay
Leopoldpark, Rue Belliard 137


17:00 – 18:00 Arrival

18:00 – 18:05 Welcome
The Clock is Ticking: Digital Skills for a Digital Europe
Victoria Sanz, Communication and Financial Officer, ALL DIGITAL AISBL
Giorgia Epicoco, Senior EU Public Affairs Manager, HUAWEI

18:05 – 18:25 Opening Keynotes
What is the plan of the EU to lead a future-proof Europe into the digital age?
Carlos Zorrinho, Member of the European Parliament
Chiara Riondino, Head of Unit, Vocational Education and Training, DG EMPL, European Commission

18:25 – 18:35 Fireside-chat
Multi-level and multi-sector collaboration to fill the digital gaps in Europe
Peter Palvolgyi, Chief Executive Officer, ALL DIGITAL
Tony Jin, Chief Representative to the European Institutions, HUAWEI

18:35 – 18:40 Launch Countdown and Release

18:40 – 18:55 White Paper Key Findings
Strategies to address the shortages of digital skills in the European Union
Erik Trautman, Senior Consultant – Labour and Employment, EY

18:55 – 19:00 Short Break: Let’s refill our glasses

19:00 – 19:40 Youth Debate
#MapTheGap – What is your Digital Skill Gap Persona and what to do next?
Victoria Sanz, Communication and Financial Officer, ALL DIGITAL AISBL
Antonio Argenziano, President, Young European Federalists (JEF)
Nanna Marie Tørring Koefoed, Winner of the Future Leader Award of the 2022 Winter School for Female Leadership in the Digital Age
Nikolaos Theodosiadis, Policy Officer, Recovery and Resilience Plans, DG GROW, European Commission
Ségolène Milaire, Policy Officer, Digital Agenda, French Ministry of Economy and Finance

19:40 – 22:30 Cocktail Reception


Tamara Novel