Latvia ranks low among EU countries for basic digital skills

In 2023, 56% of people in the EU aged 16 to 74 had at least basic overall digital skills according to data on the use of ICT in households and by individuals published by Eurostat December 15.

Unfortunately, Latvia comes in at the wrong end of the EU ranking for basic digital skills with 45% of people deemed to posssess them.

Lithuania has a figure of 52%, while Estonia backs up its 'E-stonia' credentials with a figure of 62%.

Basic digital skills in EU, 2023
Basic digital skills in EU, 2023

In 2023, the share of people aged 16 to 74 who had at least basic overall digital skills was highest in the Netherlands (83%), followed by Finland (82%), and Denmark (70%). At the other end of the range, the lowest share was recorded in Romania (28%), followed by Bulgaria (36%), Poland (44%) and then Latvia. 

The digital skills indicator is one of the key performance indicators in the context of the Digital Decade, which sets out the EU’s vision for digital transformation. The 2030 target is that 80% of EU citizens aged 16-74 years old have at least basic digital skills. 


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