The government of the Netherlands has announced plans to invest more in digital literacy to ensure easy accessibility and usage of ICT enabled services. The devoted budget amount of EUR 425 million for digital literacy covering the years 2020-24, shows an increase of EUR 35 million compared to the amount that was allocated for 2015-19.
Specifically, the money will be channelled into programmes that will help people learn the usage of computers, smart phones and the Internet. According to the government, these are indispensable skills that all citizens must acquire to be able to access critical services in today’s society. The programme implementation will be done by the local government authorities as well as by employers.