The first Belgium National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition was created back in 2014. To adapt the Belgian Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition to the changed world, the Coalition was re-launched on 2 November 2020. The multi-stakeholder partnership focuses on tackling the digital skills shortage and aims to upskill and reskill citizens and workforce so as to enable the development of skills for all and the digital transformation of economy and society. National and regional representatives of academia, education sectors, industry, the public service, and the non-profit sector are invited to participate with valuable contributions to ensure that Belgium joins in the European effort to leverage the rewards of digitisation.
The Founding Members of the Belgian National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition are: Digital Champion of Belgium Saskia Van Uffelen, Several Federal and Regional government departments (Jobs, Enterprise, Well-being, Digital Innovation, Youth, E-Inclusion, Education), professional federations VBO, Agoria and Federgon, training institutions Syntra and Technifutur, and education and human resource-oriented technological companies like UQ.works and Nalantis. The member base of the Coalition will be extended over the course of 2021 with initiatives like BeCode, DigitalCities and many others.