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European Digital Skills Awards 2024: Now Accepting Applications!

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European Digital Skills Awards 2024: Now Accepting Applications!

26.03.2024 |

With the aim of highlighting the outstanding achievements of projects and initiatives aiming to close the digital skills gap in Europe, the European Digital Skills Awards 2024 (EDSA24) are officially open for applications.

Building on the resounding success of last year’s edition, which drew a staggering 330 entries across five distinct categories, the European Commission and the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform are thrilled to announce the start of EDSA24. This prestigious initiative seeks to commend and celebrate the exceptional endeavors of organisations across Europe that have committed to improving digital skills through their innovative projects, programmes, and initiatives. The forthcoming edition promises to elevate this recognition to unprecedented heights.

Outlined below are the categories for this year’s edition:
  • Digital Upskilling @ Work: Initiatives dedicated to enhancing digital skills and reskilling professionals across various sectors, including SMEs, with a focus on facilitating job placements for ICT professionals at all levels.
  • Digital Skills for Education: Projects tailored towards digital upskilling for educators, students, vocational education and training (VET) institutions, and school administrations.
  • Inclusion in the Digital World: Efforts aimed at providing digital training and fostering media literacy among marginalized communities, including but not limited to ethnic minorities, migrants, people with disabilities, isolated elderly individuals, children, and other high-risk groups.
  • Women in ICT Careers: Initiatives geared towards increasing the representation of women in ICT professions, offering digital upskilling opportunities for women in the workforce, and inspiring young women to pursue careers in ICT.
  • Cybersecurity Skills: Programmes designed to cultivate cybersecurity skills among citizens and SMEs, ensuring a robust defense against digital threats.

Applications are open until 2 April 2024.

All organisations – public, private, academic, research or training centers, schools, SMEs, large corporations, EU-funded project consortia, public administrations, NGOs, or citizen initiatives – that have either initiated or concluded projects or initiatives aimed at fostering the adoption of digital skills in one of the five award categories are encouraged to apply for consideration.

For those unsure about the eligibility of their projects, the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform Team is readily available for assistance at

Are you ready to shine a spotlight on Europe’s digital prowess? Learn more about the new edition and complete the online application form:

For the Finalists and Winners of the new edition, the prize consists of:
  • Mention and presence at the online event announcing the finalists;
  • Invitation of the winners to participate in the award ceremony in Brussels (with travel and accommodation expenses paid by the organisers). It will be also a networking opportunity for the winners to meet the European Commission representatives and members of the National Coalitions;
  • The publication of the initiative/project on the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform, including the promotion on @DigitalSkillsEU social media accounts;
  • A trophy and a certificate;

Official documentation is available here:  

May the best digital skills projects win!


About Digital Skills and Jobs Platform

The Digital Skills and Jobs Platform (DSJP) is the home of digital skills and jobs initiatives in Europe and the heart of the Digital Skills and Jobs Community. Created as one of the initiatives launched under the Connecting Europe Facility Programme, the Platform contributes to the DIGITAL Europe Programme – an ambitious EU programme that strives to make Europe more competitive in the global digital economy through digital capacity-building and ensuring a wide use of digital technologies across the EU. The Platform aspires to boost the digital competencies of European society and workforce and offers a wide range of trainings and career development support, an overview of good practices, expert advice, funding opportunities and financial instruments, news, event and much more to enforce digital skills in Europe.


Contact info

For more information please contact: The DSJP Team

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Target audience

Digital skills for all

Digital skills for the workforce

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Digital skills in education

Digital skills for children

Digital skills for public administration

Digital technology

Artificial Intelligence