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  • NEWS ARCHIVE — 2009

  • Tue, 10 Nov 2009Over 130 experts from around the globe commit to digital literacy as driver of economic recovery

    Speaking at the ECDL Foundation Annual Global Forum, CEO Damien O’Sullivan stressed that “while government investment in broadband infrastructure and content lays the foundation for a knowledge society, it is crucial that we see strong political commitment to dedicate public funding to empowering people with the digital skills needed to reap the benefits of ICT...


  • Wed, 18 Feb 2009President Barroso receives 9 Millionth ECDL Skills Card to highlight the importance of digital literacy for employability and sustainable economic growth

    Accepting the ECDL Skills Card, President Barroso stressed that digital literacy skills are essential for Europeans and stated that the Commission is proud to have been at the origin of the ‘great work of the ECDL programme’ and its ‘amazing’ progress in reaching 9 million Skills Cards. President Barroso noted that ‘digital literacy is part of basic competences such as reading and writing and that this is the message the Commission is conveying to all European citizens; in this difficult economic situation many workers will need to be re-trained and the digital competences they can gain will help them find new opportunities for a better life’...