Two distinct and synergetic paths are envisaged: the first focuses on the remodulation and design of new actions promoted by the central and regional Administrations and by the National Coalition; the second on the strengthening of the results monitoring system and of the impact of the entire National Digital Skills Strategy.
The updated Operational Plan remodels the already planned actions and introduces new ones, in order to support the expected impacts in areas of intervention that are less valued, such as those related to ICT and STEM graduates, the development of digital public services, and the promotion of the use of the Internet for active job search and educational purposes.
The Plan is divided into four axes of intervention.
Axis 1, concerning “Digital competences in the education cycle and higher training”, has been updated with the introduction of actions provided for by the PNRR in the field of education, in the area of integrated digital didactics and training on the digital transition of school personnel, all activities relating to School 4.0: innovative schools, new classrooms and laboratories, and actions related to higher education in the investments area.
The update of Axis 2 actions considers the PNRR investments envisaged in the area of Transition 4.0, for Ultra-fast Networks, for the strengthening, and thematic and territorial extension, of technology transfer centres for industry segments.
Axis 3, dedicated to the increase of ICT specialists, targets the stimulation of access to scientific-technological disciplines and professions. The objective is to reduce the gender gap in the ICT sector by promoting initiatives aimed at orientation, reskilling, upskilling, and career advancement.
Axis 4, aimed at citizens, is dedicated to increasing the digital skills of the entire population, with a focus on social inclusion. The update takes into account the PNRR investments earmarked for the Digital Civil Service, the Network of Digital Facilitation Services, the Operational Plan for the Support of Vulnerable Persons and the Dependent Elderly, and the reform of Active Labour Policies.