Tackling digital skills gap. A multi-sector approach to a multifaceted problem – BigStage 2021

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30 June 2021 | 13:15 CEST | Amphitheatre | Video recording
BigStage 2021 overview

Proposal: How can European private and public stakeholders bridge the (real or perceived) gap between the digital competences graduates are provided with by universities and those expected by companies from newcomers to the job market?

Session teaser

How can European private and public stakeholders bridge the gap between the digital competences graduates are provided with by universities and those expected by companies from newcomers to the job market? New graduates and academics discuss on public and private sector inputs for the future.

Session description

Many see a gap in digital competences between what graduates get from universities and what companies expect. With a particular focus on cybersecurity skills, a new graduate with an IT background discusses with a senior academic expert in international law and cybersecurity policy.

The conversation, moderated by a PhD student, focuses on inputs provided in advance by members of the industry and the public sector.

Format

Debate/conversation

Further reading

Links to relevant websites, declarations, books, documents. Please note we cannot offer web space, so only links to external resources are possible. Example for an external link: Main page of EuroDIG

People

Moderator:

  • Riccardo Nanni, PhD student in International Relations at the University of Bologna (Italy)

Key participants:

  • Joanna Kulesza, assistant professor of International Law and Internet Governance at the University of Lodz (Poland)
  • João Martins, MA graduate with a background in AI (TBC)

Video record

https://youtu.be/leyjYq_HFJU?t=8309s