#ESBAwebinars – Leading the digital revolution: Upskilling SMEs for recovery

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

On 22nd of June 2020, from 10.00 until 11.30, the European Small Business Alliance, sponsored by Microsoft, is organising the ESBA Webinar on

Leading the digital revolution: Upskilling SMEs for recovery

Europe is experiencing its greatest skills shortage since records began and employers are finding it difficult to recruit people with even the most basic digital skills. In our age of digital revolution, the EU must focus on leveraging and fast-tracking best practices in education and upskilling and ensuring mobility to plug skills gaps.

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the transition of smaller businesses to digitalisation, and with it certain deficiencies have been exposed.

Digital illiteracy has long been a key challenge within the SME ecosystem, one that now calls more than ever for urgent solutions.

Our aim is that this webinar will accelerate the work of private and public sector actors to find solutions to reduce the digital skills gap in Europe and equip SMEs with the necessary skills, tools and knowledge to become frontrunners in the process of digitalisation, as this represents a key step in ensuring the recovery of the European economy and keeping European SMEs afloat.

This webinar will feature the following speakers:

Security Disclaimer:

To ensure the security of this webinar, the European Small Business Alliance has created a dedicated password that only invited and registered participants have access to. Only authenticated users can join this webinar, this will be ensured by authenticating your email address when registering. This webinar will also make use of the Security Options provided by Zoom, which will allow us to access essential in-meeting controls. To further ensure security and to avoid any breach, the link to the registration and to participate in the Zoom meeting has not been published in any social media platform and has been sent only to participants, and therefore we encourage all participants to avoid sharing it via social media platforms. For any inquiries please contact [email protected].