The big challenges for Portugal, in the area of digital competences

Qualifying the Portuguese population in digital competences is a huge challenge, with several political, economic, cultural and social dimensions.

In this context, the Government has established a set of goals for its term in office covering factors such as social inclusion and digital literacy, and physical and cognitive access to digital services for the entire population, analytical capacity in the context of big data, production and dissemination of information, privacy and security, intensive use of ICT in the process of lifelong learning and R&D aimed at the production of knowledge and advanced forms of scientific computing.

The aim of INCoDe.2030 is to put Portugal among the leading European countries in digital competences, by overcoming three big challenges:

Generalise digital access, use and literacy, in order to fully exercise citizenship and to promote inclusion in an increasingly dematerialised society, where many social interactions happen on the internet and are increasingly mediated by electronic devices.

Stimulate employability and professional training and specialisation in digital technologies and applications, in order to respond to an increasing market demand and to promote qualified jobs in a higher value added economy.

Ensure strong participation in international R&D networks and the production of knowledge in digital areas.



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