site.btaE-Governance Minister: 31% of Bulgarians Have Basic Digital Literacy
Currently, as few as 31% of Bulgarians have basic digital literacy compared with an average 54%. This is a worrying fact, but we should not pity ourselves but use it as a motivation to make fast progress,” said E-governance Minister Alexander Yolovsky, who chairs the Digital Decade Council with the Council of Ministers. He took part in a conference “Digital Skills for Digital Decade”, organized by the Labour Ministry.
Regardless of which area of public or economic life, we can’t do without digital skills, believes Yolovsky. According to him. In addition to the commitments of the state, the business and the trade unions, the individual should also strive to develop his individual competences. The Minister said that the E-Governance Ministry has the task to lay the policies.
Yolovsky said that the digitization of public services is lagging but efforts are being made.
During the forum, representatives of the major trade unions and employer organizations hailed the measures that the government is taking to improve the digital skills of workers. Among the good practices they mentioned were the vouchers for training employed and unemployed people.