Room for improvement of Latvia's digital skills

In 2023, 55% of people in the EU aged 16 to 74 had at least basic overall digital skills according to information published February 22 by Eurostat.

There were significant disparities across the EU, with rates ranging from 83% in the Netherlands to 28% in Romania. Latvia lies towards the bottom of the rankings with an equavalent figure of 45%.

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The level of formal education impacts individuals’ levels of digital skills. The gap in basic digital skills between highly educated individuals (80%) and those with no or low formal education (34%) in the EU stood at 46 percentage points (pp). The largest gaps were recorded in Portugal (66 pp), Greece (63 pp) and Malta (59 pp). In contrast, the smallest gaps were recorded in Estonia (12 pp), Finland (14 pp) and Lithuania (22 pp).

the European Union has set out the target that by 2030 at least 80 % of the EU population should have at least basic digital skills

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