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  • Thu, 20 Oct 2011ECDL ROMANIA RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICE AWARD

    At the ECDL Foundation Forum 2011, held in Dublin, Ireland, the entry submitted by ECDL Romania was voted to be an outstanding example of best practice in the Social Inclusion category. ECDL Romania ECDL Foundation, the certifying authority for the world’s leading international computer skills certification programme, ECDL / ICDL, established the Best Practice Awards to acknowledge and credit initiatives and projects that are considered as exceptional examples of the implementation of ECDL Foundation programmes that help to raise levels of digital literacy, and promote ECDL / ICDL in local markets...

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  • Thu, 22 Sep 2011INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) SKILLS ARE INTEGRAL TO THE AIMS OF THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF ACTIVE AGEING

    The social intention of the concept of active ageing is to,“…allow people to realise their potential for wellbeing throughout their lives and to participate in society according to their needs, desires and capabilities, while providing them with adequate protection, security and care when they need assistance[1]...

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  • Tue, 05 Jul 2011Teenagers Can Evaluate Online Content But Are They Digitally Literate?

    The report, which is the latest publication of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)[1], measures the ability of 15 year-old students in 16 OECD member countries to read, understand and apply digital texts, including emails and websites, and compared this with their traditional (paper-based) literacy abilities...

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  • Tue, 28 Jun 2011DIGITAL AGENDA ASSEMBLY A SUCCESS BUT DIGITAL SKILLS & COMPETENCES REMAIN CRUCIAL FOR OVERALL DIGITAL AGENDA PROGRESS

    One of the key pillars of the DAE is ‘Enhancing Digital Literacy, Skills and Inclusion’, and a series of plenary sessions, panel discussions, and workshop sessions were held at the assembly to assess the progress of the DAE in this area, and to determine future actions to be taken. ECDL Foundation CEO, Mr...

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  • Tue, 01 Feb 2011CEPIS and IVI tasked by the European Commission to develop ICT Professionalism and enhance mobility

    With the cost of IT project failures in business estimated at up to €4.5 trillion worldwide, and with research indicating that half of IT projects incur budget overruns of more than 80%, the European Commission has engaged with the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) and the Innovation Value Institute (IVI), to advance the development of ICT Professionalism in Europe...

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  • Mon, 31 Jan 2011European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry (EEIG) Recommends ECDL

    European business executives, entrepreneurs, professionals and corporations wishing to promote and contribute to EU harmonisation established EEIG with the aims and objectives to support sustainable development and economic growth in the context of national priorities. One of the chamber’s goals is to ensure that the future requirements of Europe’s business community are reflected in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes...

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  • Mon, 24 Jan 2011ICT SKILLS: TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION WORKS

    A recent study from the Applied Research and Innovation Department of the ALBA Graduate Business School in Greece shows clearly that investment in ICT skills training and certification is highly effective, and that it represents a real and immediate return on investment for companies.  ICT-trained employees are more efficient, they work quicker, and make fewer mistakes; and the time that supervisors and other colleagues spend dealing with difficulties is halved where employees have been trained...

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  • Wed, 29 Dec 2010EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S eGOVERNMENT PLAN TO BOOST SERVICES BY 50% SHOULD BE COMPLEMENTED WITH AN INVESTMENT IN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

    According to the EC: “The Action Plan aims at maximising the complementarities of national and European policy instruments. Its actions support the transition of eGovernment into a new generation of open, flexible and collaborative seamless eGovernment services at local, regional, national and European level that will empower citizens and businesses”...

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  • Thu, 09 Dec 2010ECDL FOUNDATION WELCOMES THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION INITIATIVE ‘AN AGENDA FOR NEW SKILLS AND JOBS’ AND STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF ICT SKILLS IN EMPLOYMENT GENERATION

    ECDL Foundation, as the certifying authority of the leading international computer skills certification programme ECDL / ICDL, applauds the agenda’s proposal for incentives for public and private investment in education and training, and stresses the transversal role of digital competence as the key to increasing employment levels in Europe...

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  • Mon, 06 Dec 2010ICDL STANDARDS INCORPORATED INTO SINGAPORE’S NATIONAL EMPLOYABITLITY SKILLS INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) MODULES

    Enhancing the digital competence of the workforce is a positive measure of increasing productivity and proactively positioning a national economy to generate economic growth and to react swiftly to the changes in the global economy. This alignment through the Memorandum of Understanding signed between ECDL Foundation and WDA means that WDA Continuing Education and Training Centres and Approved Training Organisations, which provide Employability Skills Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications Information Communication Technologies (ICT) training, will start offering ICDL Syllabus 5...

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