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Demographics and Education

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Age-Appropriate Conversion

Demographic changes are driving the need for accessible housing. Today, Germany has some 3 million households with mobility restrictions and that number will grow to 3.7 million in 2035.

Housing with improved accessibility: ageing is a strong driver of demand – support is working

Digital skills shortage

One third of SMEs cannot meet their digital skill requirements. Most SMEs attempt to build digital skills through further training.

Digital skills shortage is hampering German SMEs’ digital transformation – is upskilling the answer?


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