The European Commission sees the need to keep momentum relating to e-leadership skills going, provide consolidation to these efforts in 2015-2016. The aim is to promote e-leadership skills and provide Europe with a larger talent pool of highly-skilled entrepreneurs, managers and professionals. A comprehensive agenda (2016-2020) for e-leadership will be elaborated. The new agenda is to take digital education and entrepreneurship policies fully into account, as well as addressing labour market disruptions resulting from ICT developments and integrating new analyses of leadership skills for liberal professions such as doctors and lawyers. The agenda is to be broad enough to exploit synergy with emerging leadership skills requirements in businesses exploiting Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Key Enabling Technologies, and is to be explicitly international in scope.

The contract is carried out by empirica in cooperation with PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC), IDC Europe and Carl Frey from the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University. DIGITALEUROPE, PIN-SME, EuroCIO, CIONET, CEPIS, ASIIN, APMG International, EXIN, EFMD, ECWT and ESI European Software Institute Center Eastern Europe have signalled their support to this initiative.


A service contract has been awarded in December 2013 by the European Commission to a consortium led by empirica to undertake this work.

The event is supported by the EC in the scope of the service contract to promote e-leadership in Europe (LEAD)