By Pearse O’Donohue, Director for Future Networks, DG CONNECT.
In November I had the pleasure of participating in the Internet Governance Forum, which took place this year in Berlin. Organised by the United Nations, it brought together a wide range of people with an interest in the internet governance debate, from civil society to governments, industry representatives and the technical community.
On 26 November 2019, the European Commission hosted the 11th EU-Brazil Digital Economy Dialogue in Brussels. The dialogue was an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of the 12-year Strategic Partnership between the EU and Brazil, to recognise the achievements of the bilateral cooperation on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Digital Transformation and to deepen this fruitful partnership.
In the context of the ongoing global debate on the future of work and skills, this seminar will focus on the implications of rising online platform work for the skills formation and matching of workers. What are the new skill demands and learning practices in the platform economy? To what extent can changing learning practices in crowdwork provide insights into the future of work and learning? How do existing EU VET and skills policies need to adapt to meet the new lifelong learning challenges and opportunities for digital workers?
A summary of the policy debate is now available.
A summary of the policy debate ‘Digital transport services for people: The next steps for sustainable European solutions’ is now available.
The EU transport ministers will meet in Brussels on 2 December and the telecommunications ministers on 3 December. The meeting agendas include digital transport services, legislative proposals related to transport, 5G and the data economy.