Supporting the growth & innovation capacity of the software sector in Europe

We offer the learning instruments to skill, upskill, and reskill individuals into high demand professional software roles across Europe.

All News | 15/02/2024

Tackling the Software Skills Gap with Lifelong Learning

One of the key objectives of ESSA (European Software Skills Alliance) is to offer the learning…

All News | 13/02/2024

5 Compelling Reasons to Embark on a Software Career

In today’s digital world, there’s a big demand for people who know how to build software, and it’s…

All News | 08/01/2024

European Software Skills Alliance: 2023 retrospective & the way forward

In 2023, the European Software Skills Alliance (ESSA) entered a new phase. Having moved from…

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ESSA addresses software skill mismatches and shortages by analysing the sector in depth and delivering future-proof curricula and mobility solutions; tailored to the European software sector’s reality and needs.

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Shaping the Next European Strategy

An effective Software Skills Strategy

What roles, competences, and skills do we need tomorrow?

Europe and all actors from the software sector need an effective strategy to cope with the ever-growing demand for software professionals — ESSA delivers a solution.

The new and future-proof Software Skills Strategy will guide your steps in implementing fit for purpose curricula and upskilling and reskilling the EU’s software professional workforce, ensuring that you can continue to grow and innovate.

The workforce of the future

Providing training and mobility opportunities

New technologies, new trends, new solutions: The software sector is constantly and rapidly evolving which challenges education and training providers to keep their offerings up to date and best prepare future software professionals.

ESSA provides European curricula and learning programmes (EQF 4-7), sustainable and future-proof. By integrating innovative teaching methods, work-based learning, and a mobility component — all combined for an equal benefit to education and training providers, trainers, and software professional learners.