Advanced Digital Skills in the Information Society-Poland Compared to the European Union

Wieslaw M. Maziarz
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXVI, Issue 4, 563-572, 2023
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/3307


Purpose: The purpose of the considerations undertaken in the article is to analyze the level of advanced digital skills in Poland in the context of the formation of this phenomenon in EU countries, and to identify measures aimed at increasing the number of citizens with advanced digital skills. Design/Methodology/Approach: the article uses the following research methods to achieve the stated purpose of the work: critical analysis of the literature on the subject, causal analysis method, comparative analysis method and case study method. Findings: The conducted analysis indicates that the indicators characterizing the advanced digital skills of citizens in Poland significantly deviate from the level presented by EU member states. This dissonance may have very serious consequences for the emergence and dissemination of technological and social innovations, technological progress and competitiveness. This problem may constitute a significant barrier to the further development of the information society in Poland and requires intervention by the government and local administration. Practical implications: The results of the study may provide important information for state and local government administration bodies and educational institutions in the development of skills relevant to the formation of the information society. Originality/value: The research conducted in the article indicates an important issue in the formation of advanced digital skills of citizens in the information society in Poland and contributes to the solution of this problem.

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