07. 12. 2023.

Fund for the Digital Republic, two new calls for tenders for a total of 30 million

There are two new calls for tenders published by the Fund, which allocate a total of EUR 30 million to finance projects aimed at increasing the digital skills of workers with high risk of substitutability due to automation and technological innovation and those of unemployed and inactive people. The ‘In Progress’ call promotes the development of digital skills for workers with high risk of substitutability due to automation and technological innovation, in order to ensure working conditions and better professional opportunities. Italy is one of the countries with the highest skill mismatch rate in Europe: the resulting skill-gap results in the inability to acquire, within the time of the technological transition, the same complex skills that a robot would perform in our place. A recent study by the University of Trento confirms that in the next 15 years the share of workers and workers at high risk of technological replacement will be between 33 % (7.12 million people) and 18 % (3.87 million), when considering the automated professions or individual tasks. In Italy, the professions at high risk of automation affect several sectors: transport and logistics, office and administrative support, production, services and sales sector. All this requires action to adapt know-how through upskilling of workers, with training on digital and transversal skills to carry out their tasks complementary to the tools provided by technological innovation. There is time until 4 August, for public and private non-profit entities, to participate in the call through the portal Re@dy. The call for tenders includes a total of EUR 10 million. The “Perspectives” call is dedicated to accompanying the development of digital skills of women and men on the margins of the labour market – unemployed and inactive, aged between 34 and 50 years old, in order to offer them better opportunities and conditions of integration and permanence in the world of work. The call is part of a critical context at national level: compared to the EU countries, Italy reports the highest rate of inactivity (34.6 %). Moreover, according to OECD data, our country’s unemployment rate is 7.9 %, almost two percentage points higher than the European average (6.1 %). People between the ages of 34 and 50 are the most affected by the phenomenon and the highest share of the long-term unemployed, i.e. those who have been looking for and have not found a job in more than a year, is concentrated among them. Moreover, according to the World Economic Forum, in Italy, it is estimated that between 2023 and 2027 more than 2 million workers will be required digital skills and, according to a study by Deloitte in collaboration with SWG, almost one in four companies do not find the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) job profiles that they need. There is time until 14 July to participate in the call, presenting projects on the platform Re@dy. The call provides EUR 20 million to support initiatives presented by public, private non-profit and third sector entities. The initiative The Fund for the Digital Republic is an initiative established under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) and the National Complementary Plan (PNC), and moves within the framework of the National Strategy for Digital Skills, whose elaboration, implementation and evolution is carried out in the context of the Digital Republic. The Fund represents a partnership between public and private social and, for the years 2022 to 2026, will experimentally allocate a total of about 350 million euros thanks to contributions from Acre.

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