• Blockchain Conference 2018

    Blockchain Conference 2018

    The Blockchain Association of Ireland will host a half-day conference on March 21st at the Irish Computer Society, Dublin 4. This event will look at the impact and potential for blockchain technologies to change the way we do business and develop IT systems. From banking, healthcare, supply chain and food traceability to energy, logistics, manufacturing, […]

  • Data Protection Conference 2018 a Huge Success!

    Data Protection Conference 2018 a Huge Success!

    The 10th Annual National Data Protection Conference took place on the 24 – 25th January 2018. The programme included informative workshops and presentations from some of Europe’s top data protection professionals. On the 24th of January we hosted six Pre-Conference Workshops at the Irish Computer Society. The workshops were designed to help participants become more compliant with […]

  • Digital Opportunity Traineeships Initiative

    Digital Opportunity Traineeships Initiative

    The crisis in the supply of high level digital skills continues to hamper ICT companies’ efforts to fill specialist roles. In an effort to address this skills shortage, the European Commission launched Digital Opportunity the traineeships initiative, in December, 2017. Digital Opportunity is a pilot project to boost digital skills through internships/traineeships to provide working […]

  • Safer Internet Day 2018

    Safer Internet Day 2018

    Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise. The Theme for Safer Internet Day 2018 is “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”. Safer Internet Day 2018 will […]

  • Save the date: EU Code Week 2018

    Save the date: EU Code Week 2018

    EU Code Week will take place from 6 to 21 October 2018. Save this date and start planning your events now! EU Code Week is a volunteer movement that encourages people to discover coding. Code Week Ambassadors coordinate the initiative in their countries. But everyone can hold events to show motivated people how to create their own app, program a robot, or […]

  • Funding Available for Basic Internet Skills Training Programme

    Funding Available for Basic Internet Skills Training Programme

    We’re pleased to announce that ICS Foundation has successfully been granted another round of funding from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, for the Digital Skills for Citizens scheme, with a training target of 2,000 people for 2018. Digital Skills for Citizens has been running since January 2017 and we are now seeking new partners […]

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 (formerly BenefIT 4) is awarded by the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, 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. Between 2008 and 2016, over 129,000 people were trained at over 700 locations countrywide under the BenefIT 4 programme, with ICS Foundation training over 10,000 people.