According to the European Commission, less than 60% of European society has digital skills and 25% of the population has a low level of digital skills. Furthermore, the European Commission emphasizes that 90% of jobs need to have such competences, and 35% of employees do not have them at all.
The answer to the identified gap in the area of digital skills education is the project entitled Inspiring Digital Entrepreneurship and Awareness (IDEA) co-financed under the Erasmus + strategic program. The project group consist of partner organizations from countries such as Poland, Slovakia, Italy, Spain, Romania and Belgium. The project coordinator is the University of Dubrovnik (Croatia).
Partners are preparing Country Reports assessing the level of digital entrepreneurship in seven countries. The Institute for Financial Research and Analysis of the University of Information Technology and Management based in Rzeszow, which is part of the group, has developed a report diagnosing digital entrepreneurship in Poland. The diagnosis presents the instruments of support used by the Polish government, but at the same time report analyzes the tools used by foundations and private companies. The analysis revealed that the tools used by private entities are more effective than those owned by the government. The promising point of the report is the part devoted to the activity of academic centers for the education, stimulation and incubation of digital entrepreneurship.
The Institute’s report, as well as reports of other partners associated in the Inspiring Digital Entrepreneurship (IDEA) project, will be published on the official website of the initiative: https://www.ideadigital.eu/index.php.