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.

Software Hard and Soft Skills
News | October 13, 2021

The Top 4 Skills for Software Professionals 

The ICT sector evolves quickly and it is crucial for organisations to stay up to date with new techn…

News | August 5, 2021

The first step towards a solid Software Skills Strategy

The ESSA software skills need analysis is the foundation of the future Software Skills Strategy for…

News | July 22, 2021

Skills for Software Professionals

The general objective of this project is to design and implement a new Software Skills Strategy and…

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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 will provide European Vocational Education and Training (VET) programmes and curricula, sustainable and future-proofed. By integrating innovative teaching methods, work-based learning, and a mobility component — all combined for an equal benefit to VET providers, trainers, and software professional learners.