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New DigComp guide references ECDL programme

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The European Commission has published a new user guide to DigComp. The guide, which features a case study of ECDL Poland’s use of DigComp, as well as a quote from Frank Mockler, Head of Programme Standards at ECDL Foundation, is intended to highlight “inspiring DigComp implementations.”

DigComp helps organisations to identify digital competence gaps and understand how to fill them. As a common reference for digital competence in Europe, it also helps policy makers to develop policies on digital skills and competences and can assist education and training providers in improving the digital competence of various target groups.

Quoted in the new guide from the European Commission, Frank Mockler of ECDL Foundation said, “DigComp helps those offering existing or new digital competence solutions, such as ECDL, by allowing them to map to a neutral official reference framework that has wide European recognition. This facilitates the communication of their features and benefits and helps identify gaps in solutions and priorities for programme development.

ECDL Poland’s initiative to map the ECDL programme to DigComp is also highlighted in the guide.

“Through extensive engagement with the DigComp framework, ECDL Poland has succeeded in achieving broad coverage of the framework with ECDL.”

The full guide can be downloaded from the website of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.ECDL Foundation has also produced a brochure on ECDL and DigComp, which can be downloaded from our website.

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