The National Digitalisation Strategy 2022-2026 was adopted by the Danish government in May 2022. Through the strategy, the government follows up on the recommendations of the Danish Government’s Digitalisation Partnership and launches 61 initiatives.

The Digitalisation Strategy is based on 9 visions setting out the direction in which digital solutions should be deployed to solve concrete societal problems and create value for citizens and businesses:

  • Strengthening cyber and information security.
  • Coherent services for citizens and businesses.
  • More time for well-being through increased use of new technologies.
  • Boosting economic growth and digital SMEs.
  • Digital healthcare of the future.
  • Accelerating the green transition through digital solutions.
  • A strong, ethical and responsible digital foundation.
  • Denmark, at the heart of international digitalisation.
  • A population ready for a digital future.

Based on 5 clear principles, the government wants to ensure that digital development continues in Danish terms and for the benefit of citizens and businesses in Denmark. The principles guide the general approach to achieving the 9 visions:

  • Digital solutions must benefit all, boost growth and support ubiquity and productivity.
  • Digital development must focus on security, accountability and ethics.
  • Digital progress must be achieved in collaboration between the public and private sectors.
  • Public data is a common good that must contribute to growth and innovation.
  • Denmark needs to shape global digital development.

Strategic actions for thedevelopment of digital skills:

  • Children and young people should be better prepared for the digital society of the future. This is why technology needs to be integrated into primary education. This can be achieved by introducing more practical elements in primary education. At the same time, technology as a competence needs to be strengthened among higher education teachers and future primary school teachers.
  • Digital skills and understanding of graduates and the workforce as a whole need to be strengthened by strengthening higher education (both mainstream and complementary and continuous programmes).

The lack of specialised IT skills risks inhibiting growth, innovation and export opportunities in Denmark. This is why more people need training in IT, technology, data and programming. The government wants Danes to acquire more digital skills by 2030 so that they can take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital development.


Source : European Digital Skills & Jobs Platform


Digital technology / specialisation

  • Digital skills

Digital skill level

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Digital Expert

Geographic Scope - Country

  • Denmark

Type of initiative

National initiative

Target audience

  • Digital skills for the labour force.
  • Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
  • Digital skills in education.
  • Digital skills for all

Target language

  • English