Policy & publications
Recognitions and references
ICDL has been recognised around the world and referenced in reports by governments and international organisations.
ICDL Europe works with a number of partners and organisations active in digital skills in Europe and beyond.
DigComp and ICDL
ICDL modules are aligned to DigComp, the EU’s digital competence framework. Find out what this means on our dedicated DigComp page.
Perception and reality of digital skills
Our ‘Perception & Reality’ report brings together the results of research into self-perception of digital skills, and the reality, measured with a practical test.
More about ICDL and policy
Digital skills in school
We need a comprehensive digital education for every school pupil. When digital skills are becoming ever more crucial to all areas of life, from work and learning, to social inclusion, there can be no excuse for leaving anyone behind.
ICDL Europe has published several position papers and articles about digital skills in school.
Qualifications frameworks, like the European Qualifications Framework, make it easy to compare qualifications and certifications from different countries with each other. International qualifications, such as ICDL, can be mapped to National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs). In this way, they become officially recognised in different countries in Europe and worldwide.
Cyber security is an increasingly important issue for all computer users. With our up-to-date IT Security module, we want to help people stay safe while using ICT. We support initiatives like Cybersecurity Month and Safer Internet Day.
Read our report looking at IT security needs in private and professional life and highlighting the central role that skills play in helping people stay safe from increasingly sophisticated threats online.