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Is Your Organization An Expert In Skills Development & ICT Training For Youth? Apply Now! 2012 Youth Employability Awards…

July 16, 2012

In Europe, small progress has been made in rolling back the job crisis and the impact of the global economic crisis on youth. Many young people have given up the job search altogether, or decided to postpone it and therefore the right skilling incentives and youth opportunities to bridge the employment gap are crucial. Read more...

Best In Class Grass-roots Skills Development Initiatives From Across Europe.

July 10, 2012

Fuelling the debate with grass-roots initiatives from across Europe, the European Alliance on Skills for Employability hosted an awards ceremony as part of the Employment Forum in Brussels, November 22-23, to recognize some of the strongest job readiness and social inclusion initiatives through NGO/community led skills & ICT training across Europe! Read more...

Compete for the 2011 Skills for Employability Awards

July 4, 2011

The European Alliance on Skills for Employability, and its partners Microsoft, Adecco Group and State Street, are pleased to present the 2011 Skills for Employability Awards which celebrate outstanding and effective uses of ICT training and skills development adapted by NGOs to raise employment prospects and improve digital and social inclusion. There are three Awards categories and each winner will receive a 5,000 euros price. Read more...

Employer Forum for more inclusion in the workplace

April 1, 2011

Brussels, 29 March – Disabled people are two to three times more likely to be unemployed than non-disabled persons according to the European Disability Forum. A startling fact when one considers that over 80 million EU citizens have a disability, with the majority of those of working age being totally excluded from the workforce. Today, Microsoft and the European Alliance on Skills for Employability host the Employer Forum on Accessibility in the Workplace, a forum for employers, EU politicians and advocacy groups to identify opportunities, barriers and best practices for people with disabilities in the workforce. Read more...

Meet the winners of the 2010 Skills for Employability Awards !

November 25, 2010

The winners of the 2010 Skills for Employability Awards were announced November 25th at the European Employment Week in Brussels by the founding partners of the Alliance - Microsoft, State Street and Cisco. Read more...

COMPETE AND WIN 5,000 EUROS IN THE SKILLS FOR EMPLOYABILITY AWARDS!

September 15, 2010

Apply before September 30th, 2010 for the for the European Skills for Employability Awards!

Have you created or implemented an initiative that has used ICT training or digital technology skills development to raise employment prospects and improve digital and social inclusion?

If so, you should enter the European Skills for Employability Awards.
Your initiative could be recognized as one of the best skills for employability projects across Europe and showcased to the rest of the EU as an example of best practice. Additionally, by reaching this stage you could go onto win one of 3 individual category awards that will be presented at the European Employment Forum in Brussels on 24-25 November 2010.

Learn how you can apply below. Closing date is 30th September 2010. Read more...

The European Alliances sponsors an award at e-Skills Week competition, and the winners are...

March 30, 2010

As part of the European e-Skills Week 2010, a competition was launched to reward projects, young people and teachers that demonstrate how the use of ICT can have a positive impact on society. The Employability Alliance sponsored the e-Skills prize for Employability and Vocational training. Read more...

e-Skills Prize for Employability and Vocational Training

March 30, 2010

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Polish chapter was launched in the presence of EU Commissioner Vladimir Spidla

July 21, 2009

Foundation Supporting Physically Disabled Mathematicians and IT Specialists, Microsoft, Randstad, State Street, Cisco and CompTIA’s Creating Futures Foundation joined forces in the European Alliance on Skills for Employability. A Polish edition of the European initiative was officially announced in the presence of Vladimir Spidla, EU Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. During today’s conference organized by the Employers Association Lewiatan, representatives of public administration, employers association, non-governmental organizations and business sector discussed on effective forms of education and vocational reinsertion at times of economic crisis. Read more...

France: Helping women over 45 find a job

March 3, 2009

In 2008, Microsoft France and Force Femmes signed a partnership to provide real answers to the challenge of employability in Europe promoting social cohesion and equal opportunities. This initiative helps women above 45 to find a job. The programme includes sets of IT trainings and e-learning, laptops (recycled laptops from Microsoft France), software, free Web banners (MSN Actions Solidaires,France's Web channel dedicated to NGOs), support of Microsoft volunteers and access to European Grant consultancy (EUGA). Read more...

Companies communicating CSR online

February 20, 2009

Public companies are using the web more for telling their CSR stories, uncovering information that has before been stated only in annual or special reports, IR Magazine reports on the findings of a survey by communications consultancy Hallvarsson & Halvarsson (H&H). Read more...

Over 1000 people reached by Belgian chapter

February 13, 2009

The Belgian chapter was one of the first national chapters to start activities under the umbrella of the European Alliance on Skills for Employability three years ago. This initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership and is one of the Laboratories supported by CSR Europe. Read more...

e-Skills long-term strategy for Europe

January 20, 2009

Europe needs to implement a long-term e-skills strategy to boost the productivity and the employability of its workforce and respond to global competitive challenges. Skills are essential for growth, jobs and social cohesion in Europe, and e-skills are a key competence to make lifelong learning a reality. Experts from government, industry, trade unions, associations met at the European e-Skills Conference to discuss the implementation of the strategy in Europe. Read more...

Over 1 million people have taken the IT‐Fitness test

January 16, 2009

Over 1 million people have taken the the “IT‐Fitness” test launched as part of the IT‐Fitness initiative launched by Microsoft founder Bill Gates in November 2006 as the German chapter of the European Alliance on Skills for Employability. Read more...