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The 4th call under the DIGITAL Europe Programme, was recently launched to support Advanced Digital Skills, focusing on the shortage of sector specialists, using advanced digital technologies and ICT specialists, and especially on girls and women and semiconductors disciplines.
The first call with a EUR 6 million budget aims to Boost Digital Skills of young pupils, in particular girls by piloting actions to increase the number of students pursuing digital studies and careers, with a special focus on increasing participation of girls. The call will support joint actions between leading technical higher education institutions, businesses and schools to promote digital studies.
The second call with a EUR 10 million budget aims to reinforce skills in semiconductors by defining a platform among VET centres and developing a European Semiconductors Skills Academy: a European network of higher education institutions and relevant industries, including start-ups and SMEs in microelectronics, to address the shortage of semiconductors specialists.
The applications are open from 11 May 2023 and will close on 26 September 2023. An info session on the new call for proposals took place on 2 June 2023, the recording of which can be found here.
More information here.