The European Commission launched the second edition of its European Digital Skills Awards in early September. The awards will highlight projects to raise digital skills in five categories: citizens, workers, ICT professionals, education, and projects addressing the needs of women and girls.
EU Code Week is being marked this week, with events being organised by stakeholders in coding across Europe and beyond. The initiative, a grass-roots movement supported by the European Commission, aims to raise the profile of coding and motivate people to get creative and learn to code.
ICDL Africa hosted a breakfast meeting with the Human Resource Managers Association of Uganda to discuss on Standardized digital skills needed for the workforce and new entrants.
ICDL Speaks at University of Tourism Technology and Business Studies (UTB) during Student Induction week.
ECDL Switzerland hosted its annual Information Day, enabling Swiss ECDL test centres to learn about new developments in ECDL programmes and giving them the chance to exchange recent experiences in delivering ECDL.
Members of ECDL Foundation met to attend the company’s Annual General Meeting on 21 September 2017, at the Radisson Blu Dublin Airport Hotel. The meeting was well attended, with almost all members being present in person or by proxy.
Damien O’Sullivan, CEO of ECDL Foundation, has been selected to serve on the Governing Board of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The first meeting of the Board took place on 28 September, in Brussels.
The European Parliament has adopted the final text of a resolution that welcomes the European Commission’s New Skills Agenda for Europe. In the resolution, the Parliament argues that education and training in Europe need to keep pace with changes in society and technology, and calls for access to skills development for all.
ECDL Romania hosted more than 140 representatives of ECDL test centres during an event in the picturesque town of Brasov. Representatives of ECDL Romania, ATIC, the Romanian Ministry of Education, the Institute for Public Administration, and ECDL Foundation, addressed the participants.
Schools in Europe will soon have help in understanding how they can effectively use digital technologies in the classroom. SELFIE, a self-assessment tool for schools, is being developed by Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, in collaboration with experts across Europe and 600 schools.