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Horizon Europe is the main Research and Innovation Funding Programme of the European Commission.

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Horizon 2020 is the previous Funding Programme. There are no longer calls, but projects can run until 2024.

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Special Objective 4


Advanced digital skills

The European Commission aims to tackle the digital skills gap and promote projects and strategies to improve the level of digital skills in Europe.

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Marie Timmermann

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About this programme

About the programme

The DIGITAL Europe programme will fund the design and delivery of specialised programmes and traineeships for future experts in key capacity areas like data and AI, cybersecurity, quantum and HPC. It also aims to support the upskilling of the existing workforce through training in key capacity areas.

The actions under this Special Objective aim at supporting the excellence of EU education and training institutions in digital areas, including by encouraging their cooperation with research and businesses. The goal is to improve the capacity to nurture and attract digital talents.

During the first two years of the programme, actions on skills will focus on the following aspects:

  • Providing education and training opportunities for future experts in key capacity areas like data and ethical artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, quantum and HPC. The programme will support networks of education and training institutions, research centres and businesses for the design and delivery of specialised education programmes as well as traineeships to acquire advanced digital skills needed for specific technologies;
  • Reskilling and upskilling the existing workforce through short-term trainings reflecting the latest developments in key capacity areas;
  • Developing and designing Digital Crash Courses for SMEs;
  • Conducting a detailed analysis to identify emerging trends and needs;
  • Addressing the digital transformation in the education sector, namely the development of a high-performing digital education ecosystem and enhancing digital skills and competences.

The preparation of a European data space for skills will contribute to mapping and identifying needs and developments across the EU.

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PBNv2 - a MSCA ITN in the field of automotive R&D

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) European Innovative Training Network “PBNv2 - Next generation Pass-By Noise approaches for new powertrain vehicles” started in May 2017. Their research has the shared objective of investigating the possibilities to decrease pass-by noise of vehicles.

The project is a collaboration between 17 research institutions and companies in the European automotive R&D and provides a learning environment for 14 PhD fellows. The Belgian partner is the Noise and Vibration Research Group of KU Leuven, and this project is one of the many Horizon 2020 MSCA Innovative Training Networks that the KU Leuven research group participates in.

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