ESCALATE is a strategic partnership comprised of 6 partners from 5 different EU countries: Exeter and Stirling in the West, Bilbao, and Milan in the South, Magdeburg in the Centre and Timisoara in the East.

The official start of the ESCALATE project is 01.11.2019 and it is a 24-months project with the end date being 31.10.2021.

The aim of the project is to assist universities in implementing activities designed to increase the levels of digital competences for employability, upskilling, according with a growing range of employment generated by the digital economy, aligned with the needs of and opportunities offered by the labour market and linked to professional profiles.

The direct target groups are higher education institutions (HEI), education providers, teachers, learners for existing and new digital skills provision.

Indirect target group consists primarily of those citizens with low levels of digital skills at risk from digitalization facing a keen need to acquire the digital knowledge and use of digital technologies, but also labour market (LM) forecasters such as labour market observatories.