Grow your business and innovation capacity


Get the software skills and professionals you need. Whether you are a big or small organisation with a demand for skilled software professionals, ESSA helps you to up- and reskill your staff or find new recruits with the right skillset.

Look at new perspectives

The European Software Skills Strategy is a roadmap to educate people for software jobs. It is based on in-depth market-oriented research and thanks to it, we develop the next generation educational profiles. This will guide you — and us — to design and deliver the right learning programmes.

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Meet your peers & the community

Meet your peers and engage with the wider European software community — people who want, together, to answer the current shortage of software skills and professionals on the market.

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Upskill and reskill your staff

The learning programmes (EQF 4-7) we are creating will equip individuals with the software skills you need — a whole set of hard, soft, and profession-related skills. We also work on accreditation and qualification, and with education and training providers, to make it happen.

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All News | 13/12/2022

2022 Retrospective: Step Up-skill & Re-skill

In this 2022 retrospective, we revisit the development of ESSA educational profiles, curricula, and…

All News | 29/11/2022

Micro-Interview | Overcoming gender stereotypes in the ICT sector

Are gender stereotypes still a thing in the ICT sector? We talked with Elena Cantiani from the…

News | 17/11/2022

ESSA Newsletter | New in! 👤 ESSA Community opens to the world!

NEW IN: ESSA opened the Software Skills Community to the world. The main goal of the Community is…