The mass creation of skills
The lack of skills has been previously mentioned as one key barriers to jobs creation and growth (http://daa.ec.europa.eu/content/more-manufactoring-general).
However, we are seeing today interesting initiatives that are educating thousands of people with state of the art skills at marginal costs.
For instance, Stanford University's course on artificial intelligence saw 25,000 users complete all required assignments and receive a formal certificate.
And there are some private ventures doing it as well, for profit. I myself have subscribed to www.codeacademy.com , which is helping people to learn to code. More than 400K people are participating to the Code Year initiative.
Needless to say, these are US initiatives.
What is happening in Europe on mass education?
I know some peer2peer initiatives like www.oilproject.org and schoolofeverything.com which are great but can't have the impact of the two projects above . Are there large-scale inspiring projects?
Should the EC promote such initiatives?