Skills Upload Europe
Empowering 16 million learners across Europe with digital skills, supporting primary, secondary, NEETs and over-65s.
Building confidence and capabilities to thrive in a digital world
In partnership with communities, educators, NGOs and governments, we run tailored programmes in 14 European countries that help anyone build their digital capabilities, know-how and confidence, regardless of their age, background or where they call home.
As the world’s progress towards a digital society accelerates, we believe that no-one should be excluded or left behind on the journey. In fact, we are determined to ensure everyone is able to both survive and thrive in a technology-led world – from doing everyday things like booking a doctor’s appointment, buying groceries and catching up with friends and family, to choosing to pursue bigger life ambitions, such as starting a new business, working remotely or petitioning government for change.
Our programmes aim to benefit the whole of society, but focus primarily on four sections where we believe the need is greatest: primary school children; secondary school pupils; adults not in education, employment or training; and older people. Crucially, each of the programmes is rooted in a deep understanding of the specific needs and circumstances of its local people and communities, covering everything from how to use certain technologies and devices, to abilities like critical-thinking and how to guard against online risks such as identity theft and fake news.
16 millionlearners across Europe by 2025
Tailored digital programmes across 14 European countries
Supporting primary, secondary, NEETs and over-65s
A new report by OECD & Vodafone Germany Foundation
Less than 1 in 10 European students can successfully distinguish fact from opinions. As a result of the emerging digital learning gap, we’re at risk of an online ‘infodemic’ as students from disadvantaged backgrounds fall behind in digital literacy skills.
Vodafone announced today an investment of €20 million by the Vodafone Foundation to expand Foundation digital skills and education programmes by funding local initiatives.