The development of technology in recent decades has not only redefined the way of doing business but also has a significant impact on the labour market across the European Union. Addressing the emerged mismatch between the market needs and the available digital skills of the workforce is a key priority in the European Commission's long-term and medium-term strategies and in the sectoral policies of the EU countries. Despite the efforts made, statistics show that a significant percentage of Europeans lack basic digital skills and/or have never used the Internet.
Taking account of these trends at European level, the partners set out several key tasks in the implementation of this project:
"P.R. Slaveykov " Regional Library- Veliko Tarnovo
"Hristo Botev" Regional Library - Vratsa
"Hristo Smirnenski" Regional Library - Haskovo
"Stilian Chilingirov" Regional Library - Shumen
The project duration is 3 years. For this period, the IT specialists from the four regional libraries are part of an international team involved in developing the online training programme as a structure and content (in the first year), developing an evaluation methodology for measuring the results of the trainings and pilot testing of the programme within the 4 libraries with representatives of vulnerable groups.