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Broadband Commission Publishes Report on Digital Skills

A new report from the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development has highlighted the need to develop the digital skills of people in disadvantaged groups around the world. The, ‘Digital Skills for Life and Work’ report by the Broadband Commission’s Working Group on Education, looks at how to develop and define digital skills beyond formal education curricula.

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EU & Eastern Partnership Affirm Commitment to Digital Economy at High Level Meeting in Estonia

The EU and six Eastern Partnership countries affirmed their commitment to the digital economy at a meeting in Tallinn, Estonia on 5 October. The Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting, organised by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, resulted in a commitment to deepen cooperation on digital economy issues between the EU and Eastern Partnership countries in a number of areas.

European Cyber Security Month Marked With Over 500 Activities Across Continent

European Cyber Security Month Marked With Over 500 Activities Across Continent

The 5th annual European Cyber Security Month took place in October, with the aim of raising awareness about the importance of cyber security for all. The initiative brings together organisations from across Europe, and beyond.

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Future Steps for Digital Learning Discussed at dlearn Conference

ECDL Foundation participated in dlearn’s annual conference in Brussels on 19 October. dlearn, the European Digital Learning Network, used the conference to discuss the opportunities and developments for education in a fast-growing digital era, and presented a draft edition of a new survey on the future of digital education and training in Europe.

ICDL Africa Hosts Breakfast Meeting for Human Resource Managers Association of Uganda

ICDL Africa Hosts Breakfast Meeting for Human Resource Managers Association of Uganda

80 members of the Human Resources Managers Association of Uganda attended a breakfast meeting, hosted by ICDL Africa, on 29 September. The event was an opportunity to discuss digital skills for the workforce in Uganda, and attracted HR managers from both the private and public sectors.

ICDL Colombia Boosts its Position in Raising Digital Skills Education

ICDL Colombia Boosts its Position in Raising Digital Skills Education

Administrative staff at the Colegio Andino – Deutsche Schule Bogotá, Colombia’s first German college, began ICDL certification. The college joins a number of other education institutions in Colombia that are using ICDL as an opportunity to optimize their use of digital resources and meet international standards to boost educational innovation in the country.

University of Panama Becomes ICDL Accredited Test Center

University of Panama Becomes ICDL Accredited Test Center

The University of Panama’s Faculty of Informatics, Electronics and Communication (FIEC) became a new ICDL Accredited Test Centre in September. The University of Panama is a leading educational institution in the country, with 82 years of experience and facilities across the country. The University has a commitment to academic excellence and promotes the quality training of the general public and its staff.

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2017 European Digital Skills Awards Launched by European Commission

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.

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Code Week Marked Around Europe

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.

Computing Module Launched in Switzerland at Annual Information Day

Computing Module Launched in Switzerland at Annual Information Day

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.

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