Alessandra Servidori's post
Minister Gualtieri, how do we put it on the prairie of unemployment, according to your promise "one thing must be clear, no one will have to lose their job because of the epidemic"?
The categories that have been overwhelmed, more than others, by the Covid crisis are young people, temporary workers, women, VAT numbers, southern workers.
Territorial gaps in participation in the labor market are increasing, after six months from the start of the pandemic, around 840 thousand jobs have vanished into thin air, and gender differences are once again increasing.
Today, 52% of European workers need to retrain professionally and in this percentage young people and women are the majority. A change of pace is needed in an ever-changing world.
This is why the EU has decided to invest in digital skills and in the continuous training of European citizens. The Digital Europe Program has several medium-term objectives. First and foremost, it is essential to assist in the design of EU funds and programs to improve digital skills. In addition, a modernization of education and the design of vocational retraining paths is considered a priority.
All industrial sectors are undergoing a digital transformation that improves their productivity and energy efficiency, also changing their development model.
Governments must try to develop new regulations and the EU, through the Digital Europe program, works by creating regulations that do not cause market restrictions and sanctions. This avoids creating potentially prohibitive conditions for the development of European industries.
Digital Europe for the period 2021/2027 will also have an impact from the point of view of connectivity and digital infrastructures. It is planned to invest in gigabit networks, ensuring the best possible connectivity, in order to make the EU a leader in the sector.
Finally, the latest communication and digital transformation tools for consumers and businesses will be sponsored. The main operational objectives are among others: to support the design and implementation of long-term training courses and activities for students, IT professionals and the workforce; support the design and delivery of short-term training courses and activities for entrepreneurs, small business managers and the workforce; support internships and on-the-job training for students, young entrepreneurs and graduates.
Closing the gender gap in digital skills would help overcome bottlenecks in the labor market, improve EU competitiveness and mitigate socio-economic inequalities. Policies aimed at tackling the gender gap in self-confidence for digital skills would increase the relevance of educational outcomes and contribute to economic growth.
Research by Eige (EU Gender Institute) shows that a reduction in the gender gap in Stem education would be a factor of economic growth in the long term, with an increase in employment (up to 1.2 million by 2050) and an increase in GDP (up to 820 billion euros by 2050). Stem's new professions are expected to create a large number of well-paid jobs: EU competitiveness will improve and the gender pay gap will gradually close. It is clear that the education and training supply chain from basic school to university must not only be aware of it but intercept the modalities of connection: Bologna is in Italy and it will be absolutely essential to connect with the structure that manages its organization and use to offer the excellence that is offered to us on a golden plate already at school level.
Until now, however, we have not heard of all this. Supporting young people and their life and work project in companies also means this.
This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/blog/cosa-fa-litalia-contro-la-disoccupazione/ on Fri, 25 Sep 2020 03:56:31 +0000.