Coding the Future – The challenge of meeting future e-skill demands in the Nordic-Baltic ICT hub
This discussion paper deals with the emerging gap between demand and supply of ICT specialists. In Europe, this gap could reach 900,000 by 2020 if not addressed, according to the European Commission.
The paper includes the results of a survey among companies and universities in five Baltic Sea Region countries. The survey indicates that there is a gap between educational institutions and the industry regarding what kind of e-skills are needed and how to provide them. The paper provides a brief overview of the debate on e-skills and a snapshot of the situation in the Baltic Sea Region, highlighting the diversity of approaches and eperiences as well as suggesting concrete solutions.