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European Digital Skills Awards 2024

Application Deadline:  2 April 2024. 

Applications are now open for the 2024 edition of the European Digital Skills Awards! Whether you represent a public entity, a private enterprise, an academic institution, a grassroots initiative, or an EU-funded project consortium, if you’ve spearheaded efforts to advance digital skills, we are looking forward to receiving your application. From small and medium-sized enterprises to multinational corporations, from community-led initiatives to government agencies, your contributions matter.  This is your chance to share your success story and inspire others on the journey towards a digitally inclusive future. 

Eligibility criteria 

These are the eligibility criteria:

  • The project or initiative must an ongoing project which has already reached at least half of its set milestones
  • The applicant can be an accomplished project that has ended no earlier than January 2023
  • Projects that have already been submitted and have been elected as winners in the EDSA23 edition cannot re-apply
  • The project or initiative must be implemented in at least one EU Member State. Projects that are also implemented in non-EU countries can apply, but have to demonstrate their impact in EU Member States.

Projects with various partner organisations can submit only one application, and the submission can be done either by the project leader/coordinator or a partner organization that has received prior consent from the coordinator. This means that if a project is implemented in various countries, it can only apply once. 

Applications for projects that do not fit these requirements will be rejected automatically. 

Categories 

The applications can be presented for only one of the following categories:

  • Digital Upskilling @ Work(digital upskilling initiatives in various professional sectors, facilitation of job placement of ICT professionals of all levels, upskilling and reskilling of SMEs) 
  • Digital Skills for Education(projects specifically aimed at digital upskilling for teacher and/or students and VET) 
  • Inclusion in the digital world(digital training and media literacy initiatives specifically aimed at groups of persons that experience a higher risk of poverty, social exclusion, discrimination and violence, including, but not limited to, ethnic minorities, migrants, people with disabilities, isolated elderly people and children, marginalised, hard to reach and high-risk groups, and initiatives to foster digital accessibility skills) 
  • Women in ICT Careers(projects specifically aimed at increasing the number of women ICT professionals or for the digital upskilling of women in the workforce or younger women in ICT)
  • Cybersecurity Skills(Cybersecurity skills development initiatives for citizens and SMEs) 

How to apply 

To apply, the contact person from the candidate organization must:

  1.  Register on the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform by creating a user profile
  2.  Create an Organization Profile (you can download the instructions here). Please verify first that your organization is not already registered, as indicated in the instructions. (If you are in doubt whether your organization is registered or not, please get in touch with the Platform team by emailing info@digitalskillsjobs.eu.)

More Info: European Digital Skills Awards

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