Changing skills – European policy

What is it about?

As the culture sector evolves and changes, so do the skills required of individuals active in the sector. The educational and training needs created by these changes can only be met by an education sector that recognises the change in demand.

Why is it needed?

With digital and mobile technologies becoming an increasingly important facet of modern life, it is necessary to ensure that the skills taught in education keep pace.

The pace of innovation, the changing nature of the sector, and the importance of culture to the European economy increasingly mean that cultural entrepreneurs also need more business skills, which in turn means that educational supply has to keep pace.

With some estimates suggesting that vacancies in the information technology sector will increase from the present one million to two million in the coming years, it is clear that steps need to be taken to tailor the supply of education to match the demands of the economy.

 

Read more about what the role of the Commission is, what has been achieved so far, and what are the next steps.