Digital Opportunity – a call for SMEs to provide digital skills for Europe

Today, the European Commission launched Digital Opportunity, a new initiative to fund cross-border traineeships in ICT companies. Young ICT professionals that enroll in the program will receive an allowance of 500 euros per month. By this initiative, the Commission aims at training additional new ICT practitioners to cope with the shortage of skilled workforce in the digital economy.

‘Europe’s industry is lacking some half million ICT professionals. This affects mostly SMEs that, compared to larger companies, have higher difficulties in attracting skilled people. Today, the European SMEs, the front-runners of innovation and growth in Europe, are given a chance to offer the best hands-on working experience to those students and young practitioners who will be driving Europe digital sector in the forthcoming https://www.digitalsme.eu/digital-opportunity-call-smes-provide-digital-....’ said Oliver Grün, President of European DIGITAL SME Alliance at the Digital Opportunity opening ceremony.

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News

UNICORN’s Validation Contest now open for participation!

UNICORN project is looking for SMEs and start-ups to test and validate the UNICORN platform by developing their own software or use-cases. The selected participants will receive 10.000€ funding each (find here a template for the contract)

Events

13/12/2018 to 14/12/2018
Call for Papers: Halfway Through the Digital Single Market Strategy: “Bedrock of Trust” or illusion?

Call for Papers

The Law Faculty of the University of Lille cordially invites junior and senior researchers to participate in a conference held as part of the Horizon 2020 project “TRUESSEC.eu”, on the 13th and 14th December 2018. The conference will be hosted by the Law Faculty.

17/01/2019
Reinforcing Cyber Security in the EU: Building Coordinated Security, Confidence and Capability in the Cyber Domain

With 315 million Europeans using the internet each day, the provision of critical services and the functioning of a modern economy are now entirely dependent upon the robustness and safety of cyberspace and its infrastructure. Cyber security attacks are a growing source of threat and concern, while also representing a growing economic opportunity for Europe, with the market predicted to be worth over $100 Billion by 2018 (European Commission). Moreover, cyber attacks in the EU are constantly growing in both their frequency (quintuplicate between 2013 and 2017) and sophistication.