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Skills for data protection


Protecting peoples’ personal data has never been more important, with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and a number of high-profile data breaches undermining public trust. Our new position paper highlights the importance of developing workers’ skills for data protection. In this position paper, we want to contribute to the debate on data protection, arguing …

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The fallacy of the ‘digital native’


‘We live in the age of the digital native’, or so many would have us believe. But what does the term really mean? Can someone truly pick up digital skills intuitively? Does this mean there is no need to try to teach young people how to use computers? We don’t think so. This idea of …

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ICDL and qualification frameworks worldwide


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) and, in this way, become officially recognised in different countries in Europe and worldwide. The ICDL programme has been mapped to …

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ICDL and DigComp


We live in an increasingly digital world where people work, socialise, and receive public and private services online. Having insufficient digital skills is likely to have a negative impact on people’s employability and life quality. EU data shows that 169 million Europeans and 86 million people in the EU labour force have insufficient digital skills. …

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e-Skills at 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. With that comprehensive education, we also need to make sure that it is joined-up. Computing education …

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Safer Internet Day


Safer Internet Day, which takes place in February each year, is a global initiative aimed at keeping people safe online. Funded by the European Commission, the initiative puts a special focus on the online safety of children and young people. ICDL Europe supports Safer Internet Day, and also offers programmes that foster responsible usage of …

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