This IDC Market Note provides a brief overview of current public sector initiatives that key stakeholders in Europe are undertaking to address the emerging skills gap. The purpose of this paper is to provide the reader with the understanding of how key stakeholders such as the European Union plan to address this issue, as the policy framework in which IT vendors and other private sector organizations operate will likely significantly impact future developments in this field.
"The skills gap in Europe is significant enough to affect competitiveness in the global marketplace. As public sector policymakers across the continent become more aware of this, they are increasingly willing to put skills development at the top of the agenda. However, it remains to be seen whether current initiatives will sufficiently improve the supply of digital skills in the future, as the skills gap appears to be growing." — Research Manager Jan Alexa, IDC Europe