News 2016

ICT student numbers on the rise again, but European firms are slow to adopt digital technologies

The gap between the number of job seekers in Europe and the number of unfilled digital jobs is forecast to shrink, according to the latest research from analyst Empirica.

Publication Date: 08/01/2016

The eSkills for Jobs 2015 European competition

The eSkills for Jobs 2015 European competition, is organised within the context of the eSkills for Jobs awareness raising campaign.

Publication Date: 14/01/2016

Wanted More Women in Technology!

Careers for women in technology get an undeservedly bad rap. While it is true that there are still issues to be resolved, the multitude of negative articles would lead anyone to believe that a career in technology is not a good career path for women.

Publication Date: 15/01/2016

The future of jobs in the digital world

What is the future of jobs in the digital world? Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution create more jobs, and what are the benefits that digital innovation will bring to Europe?

Publication Date: 26/01/2016

Digital transformation and the human factor

Digital technologies have profound impact on business and societies.

Publication Date: 17/02/2016

Developing Digital Skills in your Classroom

The course is open to anyone interested in the topic. However, the course is specifically targeted at practicing classroom teachers from primary and secondary schools.

Publication Date: 04/03/2016

Skilling up for eSkills

Digital skills, or eSkills, are of great importance in order to function in present and future society.

Publication Date: 18/03/2016

eSkills Malta Foundation sponsors PingFIN 7 International Workshop

The eSkills Malta Foundation has sponsored the seventh edition of the Payments International Workshop (PingFIN) hosted by MCAST IICT held between 14th and 18th March 2016

Publication Date: 21/03/2016

A new Skills Agenda for Europe: Unlocking the full potential of digital and key enabling technologies

The European Commission is preparing a New Skills Agenda for Europe which should be adopted in May 2016. Digital and Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) are a key priority of the EU's industrial policy for growth, competitiveness and jobs

Publication Date: 22/03/2016

Monitoring digital progress in the EU

On February 2016, the European Commission organized The Digitak4EU Stakeholder Forum in Brussels, Belgium. It focused on the growth made in creating a Digital Single Market in Europe.

Publication Date: 22/03/2016

Appointments of Chief Administrator and Executive Coordinator at the eSkills Malta Foundation

The eSkills Malta Foundation, set up in 2014, is committed to focus on the ICT skills that are fundamental to develop a resilient ecosystem of institutional and human capital to sustain a Digital Economy.

Publication Date: 06/04/2016

eSkills for Jobs 2016 Competitions are launched!

This year’s edition will have three categories. The Young digital talent aims at young people aged between 16 – 25 years old who are interested in coding and video game developing.

Publication Date: 12/04/2016

Visit by eSkills Ambassador Dr. Therese Comodini Cachia

The eSkills Malta Foundation as the National Coordinator of a European wide eSkills campaign today met with Dr Therese Comodini Cachia eSkills Ambassador.

Publication Date: 18/04/2016

eSkills Malta Foundation marks IT Professionals Day

In support of the IT Professionals Day the eSkills Malta Foundation organised an informal table discussion on the IT Profession and a Code of Conduct.

Publication Date: 26/04/2016

eSkills for Jobs Competition 2016 has been launched!

This category is open to young people aged between 16 - 25 years old who are interested in coding and video game development.

Publication Date: 17/05/2016

Got bright ideas? EU plans €5bn investment in digital innovation. Be a part of it!

"The industrial revolution of our time is digital," said Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market

Publication Date: 19/05/2016

eSkills competitions give you the chance to learn Swift: a fun programming language!

Swift is an intuitive programming language that is easy and fun to learn! With it you can create amazing iOS apps and speed up your career as a developer! Interested to get your hands on Swift?

Publication Date: 23/05/2016

Digital skills, jobs and the need to get more Europeans online

Europeans need the right skills to get the most from the digital economy and single market. Let's get people online as much as possible. The internet revolution and the technological advances that come with it show no sign of slowing down.

Publication Date: 30/05/2016

Why now is the time to give young people the digital skills to innovate and lead Europe

In her opinion article for EurActiv (, Eva Paunova explains that Europe’s economy is still struggling to keep up with the global digital revolution.

Publication Date: 09/06/2016

Digital Skills at the core of the new Skills agenda for Europe

Today the European Commission set out steps to improve digital skills in Europe, which are the cornerstone of a truly functioning digital society and Digital Single Market.

Publication Date: 13/06/2016

Competence frameworks: the European approach to teach and learn 21st century skills

On 10 June 2016, the Commission adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital,

Publication Date: 14/06/2016

School Visits 2015-2016

Developing the right human capital for the digital age is one of the pillars of the National ICT 2020 strategy – Digital Malta. The eSkills Malta Foundation is a multi stakeholder initiative that recognises synergy of action between Government,

Publication Date: 16/06/2016

Tell us what the EU can do to encourage more young entrepreneurs and you could be on your way to Bratislava!

Do you have a bright idea about what the EU could do to help more young people become entrepreneurs?

Publication Date: 17/06/2016

A conversation about women in technology with two leaders from Girls Who Code and Black Girls Code

The gender gap in technology matters. From pay equity and career advancement to venture funding, women get the short end of the stick.

Publication Date: 06/07/2016

New Skills Agenda for Europe

The new Skills Agenda for Europe launches a number of actions to ensure that the right training, the right skills and the right support is available to people in the European Union.

Publication Date: 07/07/2016