ICDL Europe will be remaining active during the Covid-19 crisis to help support all users of the ICDL programme in Europe. While this is an exceptionally difficult time, we will be taking steps to support the continued operation of the ICDL programme in Europe.
ECDL Kosova, the ICDL operator in Kosovo, has continued its participation in the World Bank’s Education System Improvement Project, or ESIP. The project aims to improve the efficiency, quality and accountability of the education system.
Building essential digital skills is a key part of the EU’s new Digital Education Action plan, announced by the European Commission earlier this month. The plan sets out the European Commission’s vision for better digital education for the period, 2021 to 2027.
A school in Vienna has been recognised for having the highest number of ICDL certification tests of any school in Austria. Students at Gymnasium Pichelmayergasse in Vienna’s 10th District passed 513 certification tests in 2019.
ECDL Czech Republic launched a localised version of the ICDL Financial Spreadsheets module to test centres in the Czech Republic at the start of June. Already, more than 40 people have passed a certification test for the module.
Two ICDL modules have been added to the French Special Directory of Skills (Répertoire Spécifique de France Compétences). The 2D CAD and 3D Design modules, using popular software such as SketchUp and InDesign, are now eligible for the CPF, a fund for professional training and development.
ICDL Germany, operator of the ICDL programme in Germany, took part in Digital Day 2020 with a new quiz, ‘Test your digital knowledge!’. Digital Day took place for the first time on 19 June and is sponsored by the’ Digital for All initiative. It aims to promote digital participation in Germany.
ECDL Macedonia and FEEIT, an electrical engineering and IT learning institution in North Macedonia, have signed an agreement to adopt ICDL and adapt the institution’s computer science programme to ICDL syllabi.
ECDL Czech Republic has developed a new training module for school management, ‘Strengthening the Strategic Component of Digital Literacy for School Leaders, or How to Make Decisions in a Field Where I am Not a Professional’.
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