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First Teachers and Students Certified in 3D Printing at ECDL EduHub

First Teachers and Students Certified in 3D Printing at ECDL EduHub

Teachers and students in Bucharest have had the chance to become certified in 3D printing, under ECDL Romania’s 3D Printing endorsed module. Candidates have been able to follow the certification thanks to the ECDL EduHub, which opened in February 2017.

ECDL Spain at Future Jobs Event in La Coruña

ECDL Spain at Future Jobs Event in La Coruña

ECDL Spain was present at the Future Jobs event, organised by Laboralie on 15 and 16 June in La Coruña, in north-western Spain. The event aimed to present the new labour opportunities that are connected to digital skills.

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Digital Education Manifesto Published by Maltese Presidency of EU

Malta’s presidency of the EU has published a Digital Education Manifesto, presenting the results of a two-day gathering of global policy-makers, thought leaders and people active in education, that was held earlier in the year.

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Digital is One of Four Key Priorities for Estonian Presidency of the EU

The new Estonian Presidency of the EU has included a ‘digital Europe’ in their top four priorities over the coming months. The key priorities of the Presidency will be: “an open and innovative European economy, a safe and secure Europe, a digital Europe and the free movement of data, and an inclusive and sustainable Europe.”

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Digital Skills Importance Recognised by G20 Leaders

“Digitalisation offers the opportunity for creating new and better jobs, while at the same time raising challenges regarding skills, social protection and job quality” according to the final communique of the recent G20 leaders’ meeting in Hamburg.

EU flags outside the Berlaymont Building in Brussels

Digital Vision for Europe Features in European Council Conclusions

An “ambitious digital vision for Europe” featured in the conclusions of the European Council’s meeting in late June, along with security and defence, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the economy, and migration.

ECDL Foundation Holds Symposium at World Conference on Computers in Education

ECDL Foundation Holds Symposium at World Conference on Computers in Education

ECDL Foundation's Head of Programme Standards, Frank Mockler, chaired a symposium on ‘Initiatives to Promote and Develop Students’ Computing Skills’ at the World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE2017.com) in Dublin on 6 July 2017. The symposium also included participants from the Italian, Lithuanian, Irish and Polish ECDL National Operators, as well as from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).

New EU Skills Profiling Tool Helps Migrants Understand & Show Their Skills

New EU Skills Profiling Tool Helps Migrants Understand & Show Their Skills

A new tool to identify the skills and qualifications of third country nationals was launched by the European Commission on 20 June. The online self-assessment EU Skills Profiling Tool serves as a direct response to the need to harness the talents of new migrants in Europe.

CEPIS Infographic: The Business Case for Gender Equality in ICT

CEPIS Infographic: The Business Case for Gender Equality in ICT

Western Europe’s GDP could increase by $2,100,000,000,000 if gender equality is promoted and implemented in EU’s “best in regions” countries. This is only one of the many statistics that the CEPIS’s Women Task Force presents in its recently released infographic.

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EU Considers Impact of Digitisation on Employment in New Report

The European Commission has published a new concept paper on the topic of the challenges and benefits of digitisation for employment. The report considers the impact that digitisation, particularly robots and artificial intelligence, might have on jobs and inequality, acknowledging that some tasks, that people do today, will be replaced, and traditional occupations will be changed in future.

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