A Software Skills Strategy for Europe | Launch Event


“A Software Skills Strategy for Europe” I Launch Event
10 February 2022 I 10:00-11:30 CET

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We are launching a Software Skills Strategy for Europe

How to educate for software roles? What specific training can we deploy or build on? How to validate competences and skills? Join us to find answers to all these questions and get real-world good practice examples.

Discover in exclusivity the first version of European Software Skills Strategy and what perspectives it brings to skill, upskill, and reskill individuals into high demand professional software roles.

This event is great for people working in the field of education and training, but also organisations looking for insights into the European market’s demand and offer in software skills.


10:00-10:05 I Welcome and opening remarks

      • Marie Montaldo & José Usero, ESSA coordinator, DIGITALEUROPE

10:05-10:15 I Opening Keynote: Educating for jobs

      • Antonio Ranieri, Head of Department for VET and Skills, CEDEFOP

10:15-10:25 I Key soft and hard skills for software professionals today

      • Ines Gergorić, Senior Adviser, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

10:25-10:50 I Discussion: Software Skills Strategy launch: How to align market needs and educational offer?

      • Moderated by: Jutta Breyer, Consultant, DIGITALEUROPE
      • Wanda Saabeel, Consultant, Irish Computer Society

10:50-11:10 I Good practices’ case studies & knowledge sharing session (with Q&As)

Revamping traditional ICT education with an agile SCRUM-based methodology

      • Gert van Hardeveld, Coach and teamlead, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and Co-founder, Ao-online

Cultivating employees’ skills and attracting young ICT talents

      • Davorin Kopič, Head of Data Science, Zemanta

11:10-11:25 I Announcement and closing remarks

      • Marie Montaldo, Project Communications Manager, DIGITALEUROPE

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About the event

This event is organised by the European Software Skills Alliance. This is an EU-funded project coordinated by DIGITALEUROPE with the mission to skill, upskill, and reskill individuals into high demand software roles. With the Software Skills Strategy, we hope to bring forward innovative pathways to address the software skills mismatches and will develop educational profiles for VET and higher VET curricula in 2022.