ICDL Germany participates in first German ‘Digital Day’
ICDL Germany, operator of the ICDL programme in Germany, took part in Digital Day 2020 with a new quiz, ‘Test your digital knowledge!’. Digital Day took place for the first time on 19 June and is sponsored by the’ Digital for All initiative. It aims to promote digital participation in Germany.
Headteachers’ skills in the spotlight with new training initiative from ECDL Czech Republic
ECDL Czech Republic has developed a new training module for school management, ‘Strengthening the Strategic Component of Digital Literacy for School Leaders, or How to Make Decisions in a Field Where I am Not a Professional’.
Romanian teachers turn their ICDL 3D printing skills to making face visors for hospitals and pharmacies
3D printers are being put into action to help manufacture face masks for hospitals and pharmacies in Romania under a new project involving ECDL Romania.
EU makes €50 million available for education and skills development in pilot project
€50 million is being made available by the European Investment Fund and the European Commission to support improving education and skills for people across Europe.
Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition calls on organisations to pledge to help get Europeans through crisis with digital skills
A call for immediate pledges to raise the digital skills of people across Europe has been issued by the EU’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition.
ICDL testing during the Covid-19 crisis
ICDL Europe will be remaining active during the Covid-19 crisis to help support all users of the ICDL programme in Europe. While this is an exceptionally difficult time, we will be taking steps to support the continued operation of the ICDL programme in Europe.
Islamic Society in Jordan offers ICDL certification through UNICEF-funded project
Marginalised and vulnerable young people in Jordan will be able to benefit from ICDL certification under a new agreement between Specto, which operates the ICDL programme in the country, and the Islamic Society in Jordan. The initiative will provide ICDL certification through the Makani (My Space) project, funded by UNICEF.
ICDL Germany offers free courses as part of national campaign
ICDL Germany is offering free courses through the ICDL learning platform in the country, www.icdl-lernen.de. The courses are being offered as part of a new campaign, ‘We stay smart!’, to encourage continued learning and skills development during the lockdown period.
Almost half of adults in Europe have potential to up-skill or re-skill according to EU report
Cedefop, the EU’s agency for vocational training, has published a new report titled, ‘Empowering Adults Through Upskilling and Reskilling Pathways’. It aims to show the size of the low-skilled adult population in Europe and to identify groups that are at risk of having low skills.
New Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition launched in Luxembourg
A newly relaunched Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition in Luxembourg will work to improve digital skills in the country. The Coalition, which was formed by Digital Luxembourg, the Chambre de Commerce and the Chambre des Métiers, was formed at the end of 2019 and will also work to develop a new national agenda on digital skills.