The overall objective of these projects is to develop and demonstrate a European-wide learning and assessment technology system to support the up-skilling and re-skilling of citizens. There is a need to match the interests and the current knowledge and skills of individuals not only with the most demanded labour market skills, but also with the possible learning roadmaps that can help them acquire the knowledge and skills required by the market.
Language technologies offer many handy services, such as instant translation. However, speakers of smaller languages could be missing out. MEP Jill Evans believes the EU could help.
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Greens/EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru) hopes her new report ‘Language Equality in the Digital Age’ will make an important contribution to bridging the digital language divide.
Although broadband coverage has generally been improving across the EU, not all targets set for 2020 will be met, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The EU’s goal of ensuring that half of European households have ultra-fast broadband connections by 2020 is significantly behind target, say the auditors. Rural areas, in particular, remain less well connected than cities.