Digital opportunities for education in the EU

31-03-2014

The world of education is currently undergoing massive transformation as a result of the digital revolution. In the European Union (EU), children become active online from the age of 7, and 76% of EU households have access to broadband Internet. However, research shows that early use of digital technologies is not necessarily linked to good digital competencies. As jobs are becoming more 'knowledge and digital skills-intensive', continued investment in upgrading education and training systems will be instrumental to maintaining the EU's competitiveness and attractiveness.

The world of education is currently undergoing massive transformation as a result of the digital revolution. In the European Union (EU), children become active online from the age of 7, and 76% of EU households have access to broadband Internet. However, research shows that early use of digital technologies is not necessarily linked to good digital competencies. As jobs are becoming more 'knowledge and digital skills-intensive', continued investment in upgrading education and training systems will be instrumental to maintaining the EU's competitiveness and attractiveness.