The digital economy is growing at an unprecedented speed. For Luxembourg to maximize its opportunities, the education and training system must make available the required skills to the labour market at all levels.

To tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe, the European Commission launched the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition to encourage Member States to solve this problem by rallying public and private actors in digital skills and jobs coalitions on a national level.

Luxembourg is proud to launch its Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Lëtzebuerg. As an open network of actors, all public and private stakeholders active in the promotion of digital skills in Luxembourg are encouraged to join the National Coalition to address the digital skills gap. In line with the Digital Luxembourg initiative, the National Coalition focuses on all aspects of digitalisation of our economy and society.

By connecting different stakeholders from the public and private sectors, the Coalition strives to develop concrete measures through active involvement in order to bring digital skills and competences to all levels of the economy and society. Moreover, the National Coalition pledges further coordinated action to identify and share best practices.

The Luxembourg Institute for Digital Training (LIDIT), coordinator of the National Coalition, together with all the partners of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Lëtzebuerg, is pleased to invite you to the official launch on 29th May.
The launch event starts at 2 pm with a set of workshops and information stands addressing different dimensions of digitalisation. It will be followed by an official evening programme in the presence of Prime minister Xavier Bettel.

Programme of the Conference


14:00-15:45 - Innovation in the digital world

14:00-15:00 - New ways to manage multilingual knowledge in an integrated way

14:00-15:00 - DON'T PANIC! A serious cybersecurity game

15:00-15:45 - European Computer Driving Licence

16:00-16:45 - Speech and press conference by Mr. Xavier Bettel – Prime Minister in the presence of:
Mr. Claude Meisch, Minister of National Education
Mr. Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour

16:45-17:30 - Developing successful careers with digital technology. Tips and tricks on what to do, what to study and how to prepare for a digital job?

16:45-17:30- A brave new world: The deep dive of the digital in our lives and business requires completely new skill sets in the ICT industry. Where to start today and where to go tomorrow?

Evening Event

17:35 - Introduction by Lucien André Reuter – LIDIT

17:40 - Speech by representative of EU Commission

17:50 - Speech by Mr. Björn Ottersten – Digital Champion Lux

18:00 - Speech by Mr. Thierry Geerts – Google

18:20 - Speech by Mr. Candi Carrera – Microsoft

18:35 - Roundtable (in French):

The new digital age – challenges and perspectives for education, employment and business in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

Mr. Claude Meisch – Minister of Education

Jean-Paul Hengen – Luxinnovation / Luxembourg ICT Cluster

Isabelle Schlesser – Adem

Xavier Garambois – Amazon

Claudine Kariger – Digital Lëtzebuerg

Nico Binsfeld – ICT Luxembourg

Romain Schmidt – Fédération des Artisans

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Marc Ant

19:35 - Networking Cocktail

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