Access to skilled digital workers is already a key factor for XXI century businesses. In an increasingly data-driven future – the European Commission believes there could be as many as 756,000 unfilled jobs in the European ICT sector by the end of 2020 – these numbers will exponentially grow due to the impact of the COVID19 pandemic.


In this context, the project “Transforming COVID-19 into an opportunity: new inclusive digital jobs and training for your people in the creative sector” or responding to its colloquial name “Jovid19, Digital jobs for a Digital era”, is recognizing creativity and culture creation as a natural strong point of younger generations and ensuring efforts to create better inclusive training according to the new skill needed to be fostered by COVID19 as well as better employment and self-employment opportunities that will allow youngsters to get economically active even in a lockdown situation.


Specifically, the project aims at:

  • Develop youngster’s creativity through digital skills for the development of innovative solutions to the negative consequences of the COVID19 pandemic.
  • Close the digital skills gap and ensure that new generations are prepared to embrace the opportunities of an even more digitalized labor market.
  • Enabling a platform where potential employers and young jobseekers can meet and work together.
  • Helping on the recuperation of the European cultural and creative sector, vital for the economic, social, and mental wellbeing of our communities.
  • Defining COVID-19 especially related policy recommendations aiming to promote incentives for businesses hiring unemployed young people for remote digital jobs and successful measures and provided benefits to promote youth self-employment.