Accelerate massive constant up-and re-skilling: Life-long learning and the steady acquisition of new - ICT-related and other- skills is closely associated with sustainable employability. This is acute and urgent both for the unemployed and the business that face shortage of skilled workforce. More specifically e-skills deficiencies have been proven to cost billions to European economy.
Stakeholders suggest the use of disruptive innovation training & learning schemes to facilitate massive uptake of e-skills. These can include: open education (3), distance learning, apprenticeship, volunteering work, teaching/helping, start-ups, informal learning, the formation of sustainable communities of practice, creation and sharing of useful open educational resources (4), flexible skills certification/accreditation methods. It is also recommended to use existing cost-effective infrastructure such as public libraries for training activities (5). More suggestions include the broad adoption of flexible working methods including co-working, teleworking, homeworking, the use of Corporate Social Responsibility to shift the balance of power that exists between the corporate world and the individual (6) and the development of virtual work and virtual factories (7).