• 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 […]

  • WAMDIA Aims to Change Mind-Set of Traditional ICT Users

    WAMDIA Aims to Change Mind-Set of Traditional ICT Users

    WAMDIA (http://wamdia.eu/en/) (We All Make Digital Information Accessible) is an Erasmus+ KA-2 project that will be carried out from October 2017 to September 2019, by a consortium from Spain, Ireland, Hungary, Italy and Sweden.

  • Pictured: Jim Friars - CEO, ECDL Ireland/ICS, Tony Franke - Chairman, ECDL Foundation, Mary Cleary, Deputy CEO, ICS Foundation, Claudia Delaney - Head of Training, ICS.

    ‘Digital Skills for Citizens’ project wins first place in the ECDL and ICDL in Society category

    At the ECDL Foundation Forum 2018, held in Prague, the entry submitted by ECDL Ireland was voted to be an outstanding example of best practice in the ECDL and ICDL in Society category. ECDL Foundation, an international organisation dedicated to raising digital competence standards in the workforce, education and society, established the Best Practice Awards to acknowledge […]

  • IT Professionals Day 2018

    IT Professionals Day 2018

    IT Professionals’ Day is a special day to act as a platform to raise awareness of the IT profession, the potential within the profession, the need for continued professionalism and contribution to society. On this day we are asking everyone to celebrate the contribution of IT professionals in using their talents and innovation to advance society for […]

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.