Find out about our work and the importance of digital skills in Europe.
In focus: computing in education across Europe
ICDL has long understood the importance of computational skills in education. ICDL believes that computing skills and digital literacy skills are essential elements of digital competence. Coding, computing, and computational thinking are terms that currently dominate the debate on digital skills development in Europe and worldwide. This is influenced by the rising demand of ICT …
All Digital Weeks 2022: Reimagining digital literacy?
Today marks the start of All Digital Weeks 2022 and this year, the focus is on enhancing digital skills and promoting digital inclusion and accessibility.
Creating the future: computing in education
This past year has shown the importance of digital skills for all, particularly secondary students who have had to adapt to online learning during school closures across Europe.
16,000 new candidates registered for ICDL certification in France in 2020
Beyond any clichés of digital skills being limited to the mastery of social networks among the youngest or the use of video conferencing so that seniors can keep in touch with their grandchildren, the testimonies of candidates give us a broader picture. ICDL France interviewed both the youngest and oldest candidates for ICDL certification.
French candidates show there are no age limits for ICDL
Whether it’s in our professional life, our hobbies, or dealing with administrative processes online, digital skills are constantly in demand. This is true for all parts of society, and for people of almost any age.
Let’s make it easy to learn how to protect personal data
The deluge of emails asking us to reconfirm our desire to be on mailing lists might have subsided now that GDPR has been in force for almost a year, but it is important we make protecting personal data a day-to-day part of our work…
If you handle personal data, you need data protection skills
If there is one thing that defines the way that our economy and society are changing, it is data.
Gap between perception and reality of digital skills holding people back
Poor digital skills hold back individuals and businesses. Research carried out by Lloyd’s Banking Group in the UK recently found that 1.6 million businesses in the UK lack digital skills, and that this can lead to time wasted and decreased turnover.
Knowing how to stay safe & secure online is key
It has hardly been a quiet year in terms of IT security so far. The massive breach of a major international credit reference agency, disclosed in September, exposed the highly sensitive personal data of millions of people.