The Belgian Government has included strengthening digital skills in its recently adopted government agreement. The agreement sets out the priorities of the federal government during its term in office. As part of its digital action plan, Digital Belgium, the government will work to improve digital skills, with a view to closing the digital divide in the country.

ICDL Europe, which operates the ICDL programme in Belgium, engaged with the previous Digital Belgium action plan, and we look forward to working with partners to help boost digital skills across Belgium under the new plan.

Alongside action to tackle digital skills shortages, the new plan will include an improvement of the government’s digital services such as e-health, mobile health, and e-justice. Other actions will seek to strengthen the tech ecosystem and develop a federal data strategy to use big data for public objectives like mobility and health.