Advanced Digital Skills are not isolated and are a piece of the whole Digital Decade puzzle with an investment in tech adoption that will create a significant demand across the EU which will need leading Advanced Digital Skills to secure Europe’s digital supply chains.
The overall goal of LeADS is to provide insights into the changing advanced digital skills (ADS) demands within a dynamic technological development context and current digital transformation to equip skills suppliers (education and training) with the knowledge, guidance and best practices to shape the future of European ADS talent and support the effective implementation and collaborative success of the ADS programme within the Digital Europe Programme (DEP).
LeADS will through the identification of the most important digital skills, promote those in an open format to teachers and education and training staff, but also will through the gap identification between education and labour market, suggest important digital training areas, supporting the creation of highly relevant learning content. LeADS promotes important advanced digital skills to higher education institutions based on the initial survey, covering all areas of digital education, including computing education, data processing and AI.
LeADS is a Coordination and support action (CSA), funded by the European Commission. The project is led By BlueSpecs, a leading Spanish digital transformation consulting company, in cooperation with IDC Italia and Maggioli Group in Italy and Martel Innovate in the Netherlands, the Universidad Politecnica De Madrid in Spain, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Syddansk Universitet in Denmark, DAIRO (formerly knowns as BDVA – the Big Data Value Association) and AOTI - Alliance for IoT and Edge Computing Innovation in Belgium.