Director of R.I.T.A., Legal & Financial NCP HORIZON 2020 in Azerbaijan Tofig Babayev took part in the workshop of EU4Digital: eTrade Network under EASTERN PARTNERSHIP Platform 2: "Economic Integration and Convergence with EU Policies” Panel on Harmonisation of Digital Markets (HDM Panel) held in Riga, Latvia, on 11-12 June 2018.
At the workshop Azerbaijan was also represented by Aysel Garibzade, advisor at the Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies, and Rauf Jabbarov, Director of the Electron Government Training And Education Center of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies.
The main goal of the workshop was to share experiences and best practices among EaP partner countries and with the EU in fostering digital skills development for SMEs , as well as assess progress regarding the Network's action plan.
The first day of the workshop was dedicated to defining and development of a common digital competences framework for SMEs and micro enterprises in the EaP region, based on similar EU efforts. The second day of the workshop addressed other EaP digital skills network activities, the multilateral pilot project proposals of EaP partners and the Work plan for the second half of 2018. Mr. Jabbarov made a presentation on the current situation with eSkills in Azerbaijan and Dr. Babayev actively participated in the discussions, proposing actions to be included in the Action Plan for the next three years. EU Member State experts presented Digital skills development in the EU