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In an increasingly digital world, new and different skills and competencies are needed; labour and occupations are fundamentally changing. Likewise, vocational education and training will change as a result of the digital transformation. At the local level, strategies for dealing with digital skills are developed and tested - local actors in cities are of central importance.

The Digital Skills Map provides results, insights and knowledge of diverse projects and models from European regions and cities for inspiration and adaption. It promotes the Europe-wide exchange of ideas, projects and knowledge on digitalisation in vocational education and training - making Europe concrete. The platform already displays already more than 30 project examples, i.a. from Finland, Portugal, Poland, the Netherlands and Germany. It will be constantly updated and expanded.

Berlin is in charge of this online platform developed jointly with European partners (Porto, Rotterdam, Greece, EUROCITIES, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and URBACT) to highlight local project examples of digital literacy development in education and training. The partner network also includes the Directorate- General for Communication Networks, Content and Technologies of the European Commission and Cedefop (European Center for the Development of Vocational Training).

The Digital Skills Map is implemented and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Integration, Labour and Social Services.

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The aim of the Digital Skills Map is to collect local know-how on digitalisation in vocational education and training, to prepare it and make it available to interested users. Presenting the learning approaches and experiences from the projects helps to understand which competences are important for a digital working world, that they will be needed even more in the future and how these can be acquired.

Innovative projects and models for digital skills are presented on the platform with a brief profile. Through an interactive map and various search functions, interested parties can learn about local approaches and projects in dealing with the changing world of VET through digitalisation.

For more information on how to become part of the Digital Skills Map see



The Berlin Senate Department for Integration, Labour and Social Services has been a member of the Jobs and Skills in the Local Economy Partnership since 2017. Within the framework of the Urban Agenda for the EU, Berlin is bringing its knowledge on the world of work 4.0 to the European level. The leading idea behind the design of Work 4.0 is: People matter, technology serves. This also means enabling good work in a digitised world of work.

For any questions, contact the Berlin Senate Department for Integration, Labour and Social Services via

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The Urban Agenda for the EU represents a new multi-level working method, for urban policy and practice, promoting cooperation between the European Commission, Member States, cities, and other stakeholders. 

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