Online working and learning in the coronavirus era

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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)


The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has highlighted the vast opportunities of working and learning digitally. This is one of the reasons why the European Commission, in its Communication of 27 May 2020 on the next EU budget, reiterated its commitment to 'help boost competitiveness and technological sovereignty … [by] … investing in digital infrastructure and skills'. It also stated that 'the crisis has (shown) the importance of digital skills, for children, students, teachers, trainers and all of us to communicate and work'. In these exceptional times, where a large part of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Technology; Vocational education and training

Keywords: Employment experience; Gig economy; Online learning; Work at home; Skill development; Skill needs; Continuing vocational education and training

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Thessaloniki, Greece: Cedefop, 2020

Physical description: 5 p.

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Series: Cedefop briefing note; July 2020

ISBN: 9789289629980

ISSN: 1831-2411

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.625

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