• 2018-2019 Scratch Competition launches

    The 2018 Scratch Competition will launch this week, to coincide with EU Code Week, taking place from 6th – 21stOctober. Run by the ICS Foundation and supported by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, the Scratch Competition promotes computing and software development at both primary and secondary school levels. Scratch is a visual programming language […]



    The Young ICT Women project aims to provide Innovative Solutions to increase the numbers of EU vulnerable girls and young women into the digital agenda” The objective of the YOUNG ICT WOMEN project is to develop the digital competences and thereby the employability of young women at risk of exclusion from the labor market. The project […]

  • eHealth Researcher Position

    eHealth Researcher Position

    The Irish Computer Society wishes to recruit a suitable individual on a contract basis to work on an upcoming European eHealth project.  I have attached the job profile.  It might be a role attractive to a researcher/PhD or Masters student in the field of health informatics or similar. 

  • EU Commission to double funding for Erasmus programme

    EU Commission to double funding for Erasmus programme

    The Erasmus programme already enables millions of young Europeans to study, train or learn abroad while broadening their experience and awareness of Europe, and increasing their future chances on the job market. With doubled funding, this programme will be even more effective in supporting key political objectives such as building a European Education Area by […]

  • Sweden, Greece and the Netherlands announce new National Coalitions

    Sweden, Greece and the Netherlands announce new National Coalitions

    3 New National Coalitions, 21 National Coalitions now in EU Sweden, Greece and the Netherlands now have National Coalitions, bringing the number in the EU to 21

  • Grandis to Encourage Use of Technology in Elderly Care

    Grandis to Encourage Use of Technology in Elderly Care

    Grandis XXI aims to encourage the integration of modern sensor, diagnostic and communications technology into the care of older peoples, enabling them to live independently for as long as possible. The context is the ageing populations across Europe, and the increasing cost of providing care for the many older people who are living healthy lives […]

The Irish Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition was launched on 27th April, 2017. It is a multi-stakeholder partnership focussed on tackling the digital skills shortage and on upskilling everybody to take advantage of the digital economy and society. Representatives of academia, all education sectors, industry, the public service, the not-for-profit sector have come together to ensure that Ireland joins in the European effort to leverage the rewards of digitisation.
Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. It provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life ... Education, health, environment, social interaction, leisure, citizenship ... the list never ends and the pace of change never stops. Visit techweek.ie for more information
The Digital Skills for Citizens grant is awarded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment, to community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to provide basic digital literacy training across Ireland. The aim of the scheme is to provide basic internet training, giving people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online, so that they can play their part in an increasingly digital world.