e-Skills: Social Exclusion
Individuals who do not have base-level e-skills going forward are just as likely to be socially excluded as those who cannot read or write. Many people today can live without having a Facebook account.
A social dependence on such tools is increasing. But to many that trivialises social exclusion.
Perhaps more important are those that because of an absence of basic e-skills, they are not just unemployed but unemployable. This is a serious threat to the fabric of a society whose future economic sustainability is underpinned by new technology.
This and many other issues will come to the fore during the European Commission's e-Skills Week commencing 2nd March 2010.