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Get the software skills you need! Whether you are a big or small organisation with a demand for skilled software professionals, ESSA helps you to up- and reskill your staff or find new recruits with the right skillset.

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The European Software Skills Strategy is a roadmap to educate people for software jobs. It is based on in-depth market-oriented research and thanks to it, we will develop the next generation educational profiles. This will guide you — and us — to design and deliver the right training programmes.

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Meet your peers & the community

Meet your peers and engage with the wider European software community — people who want, together, to answer the current shortage of software skills and professionals on the market.

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Upskill and reskill your staff

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) programmes we are creating will equip individuals with the software skills you need — a whole set of hard, soft, and profession-related skills. We also work on accreditation and qualification, and with education and training providers to make it happen.

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External Events | 02/03/2023

Data Week 23 | Luleå, Sweden | 13 – 15 June

Data Week 2023 is the spring gathering of the European Big Data and Data Driven AI research and…

Project News | 16/02/2023

DS4Skills launches an Interactive Inventory to showcase skills data initiatives

The DS4Skills interactive inventory, a new online platform, has been launched to provide a…

Project News | 01/02/2023

DS4Skills developed a methodology for categorisation and assessment of existing initiatives in skills and educational data

Since the DS4Skills kicked off in October 2022, the project consortium has worked on one of the…