Digital skills of disadvantaged people

The digital skills of disadvantaged people are generally lower than those of the average population. According to DG CONNECT statistics, 38 % of the disadvantaged in the EU-28 have no digital skills. Sweden (11 %), the Netherlands (12 %) and Denmark (13 %) have the lowest rates of disadvantaged people with no skills, while Romania (70 %), Bulgaria (67 %) and Greece (63 %) have the highest such rates. Based on the descriptions defining the ‘basic’ level of skills as necessary for working and living, 64 % of the EU’s disadvantaged are below this level.