To keep being competitive in world economics, EU has to support IT education at schools, from the very beginning of primary education. IT is the key of research and development, this is the key of the development of technologies, the economics of the future and the long-term survival of mankind. IT knowledge is going to be and is already a criteria in the labour market. Every child should have the right to have equal chances in the labour market, this is why the standardization of the highest level of IT education at schools all across the EU is essential. EU has to support the trainings and the continuative education of IT teachers from schools. Teachers should receive trainings in connection with the latest, updated knowledge, to provide it to their students at schools. Schools have to be equipped with the highest level of IT devices all around the EU to guarantee the highest level of IT education to students. IT education should be an ultimate subject from the very beginning of primary education in all the EU
countries, this is how every child can have a real chance in the labour market by having relevant IT knowledge and this is how the development and the competitivness of the EU can be guaranteed for the future. These standardized achievements (trained teachers, high-level equipment, IT subject from the first year of primary education) have to be available in rural schools as well, equal chances have to be implemented all across the EU for every child and this is how fair competition in EU can be reached.
The development of (digital) business from small firms to bigger companies, the development of technology in every industry will benefit a lot from a high-level IT education provided to all the students in the EU. A highly educated labour market with digital skills and IT literacy provides bright perspectives for employers in the EU that helps the development of e-services and e-commerce, digital solutions and digital infrastructure. People with strong IT skills will always have high chances to find a job, this is how we can also cope with unemployment and can create a fair chance for all the EU citizens to have a job.
The achievements of IT development have to be used in the everyday life to support the rights of the employees. People working in back-office positions should have the opportunity to work from home at least one day a week. Home office opportunity should be available for all the back-office workers in the EU. Governments should also use IT solutions to protect the rights of the employees. Maximum 8 hours work per day should be guaranteed for all the workers in the EU and IT solutions can make monitoring their worktime possible. Employees’ entrance badges register the start and the end of their worktime and it could be monitored centrally. This is how overtimes could be monitored and this is how the limitation and the payment of the overtimes by the employers for the employees can be guaranteed. Employers breaking the overtime limitation have to be punished and all the overtimes have to be paid for the employees. Governments could also use IT solutions to provide customer service for all the employees in the EU. Customer services provided to employees in every EU country could help workers to communicate the violations of employee rights, this is how violations could be reported to the authorities directly and this is how workers’ rights and high-level working conditions could be protected.
IT education and STEM subjects at schools are undoubtedly key factors. EU has reponsibility for future generations, the high-level IT education is essential to create equal chances for all the children from all the regions of the EU in the labour market. The entire economy benefits a lot from a digitally skilled society, just like the everyday digital solutions, making our lives more effective and managing our issues easily and quickly. Our long-term survival, environmentalism and space researches are also depended on the development of the digital revolution. But we also have to keep an eye on the dangers of the digital revolution, the dangers of the social media, and these dangers also have to be communicated to the society, especially to children, via presentations and courses with specific examples. A responsible development has to be the goal.