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As the impact of the pandemic increasingly reveals the crucial value of digital skills for anyone to be able to navigate a world transformed by digital technology, how prominently feature digital skills in the priorities of the European Union? How ready are the Member States to ensure that all their citizens are equally capable of adapting to a digital future that the pandemic has brought on sooner than expected?

MEP Victor Negrescu will discuss these questions with our speakers, addressing pros and cons of the Digital Education Action Plan and the updated Skills Agenda, while looking at example of initiatives in the industry and civil society that could pave the way for new or improved policies.

  • Programme

    Opening remarks

    Victor Negrescu MEP and EIF Member


    Alina Ujupan, Member of Cabinet of Executive VP Vestager, European Commission

    Izabela Milewska, Digital Skills Global Leader, Amazon Web Services

    Nenja Wolbers, Project Manager, Digital Opportunities Foundation

    Rok Kvaternik, CEO, Ernst Klett Publishers, Region Eastern Europe & Baltics

    Janine Costa, Education Attaché, Coordination Education, Youth and Sports, Portuguese Permanent Representation


    Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum

    Exchange of views with the participants under the Chatham House rule

Practical information

18 November 2020 10:00 - 11:30

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  • Victor Negrescu MEP, EIF Member
  • Alina Ujupan Member of Cabinet of Executive VP Vestager European Commission
  • Izabela Milewska Global Digital Skills Leader Amazon Web Services
  • Nenja Wolbers Project Manager Digital Opportunities Foundation
  • Rok Kvaternik CEO Ernst Klett Publishers, Eastern Europe & Baltic
  • Janine Costa Education Attaché Portuguese Permanent Representation
  • Maria Rosa Gibellini Director General European Internet Forum