Exploring the International Dimension and Impact of Globalisation on e-Skills in Europe


European Commission eSkills LogoA new report on the international dimension of ICT professionalism and the impact of globalisation on high-level e-skills requirements has just been published.

The research found that offshoring is no longer driven by cost reduction goals, as offshore operations have increasingly taken on more complex operations.

E-leadership skills have been identified as one of the top skills that are most likely to remain ‘onshore’, while coding and app building are among the ICT skills most likely to be offshored in the future. The research also investigated how the automation of some knowledge intensive work is affecting skills and employment.

CEPIS carried out this study on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, in collaboration with the Innovation Value Institute, the International Data Corporation, and empirica. 

Read the Main Findings and Policy Recommendations