• OpenQasS Multiplier Event in Ireland

    OpenQasS Multiplier Event in Ireland

    The OpenQAsS project vision is to utilise the potential of today’s networking technology in all areas of the implementation of the EQAVET Reference Framework principles, and so make the resulting tools part of the daily practice of institutional Quality Assurance in VET schools. The ICS Skills partner Multiplier Event was held on the 29th March. […]

  • CPD in Universal Design

    CPD in Universal Design

    The National Disability Authority has issued a request for tender for research to inform the development and delivery of Continuous Professional Development in Universal Design for IT Professionals, suitable for accreditation and promotion by the Irish Computer Society.

  • Final publication of the European Framework for IT Professionalism

    Final publication of the European Framework for IT Professionalism

    A new report on IT professionalism in Europe represents a major milestone contributing to the ambition to strengthen and mature the IT profession and increase EU’s digital talent pool. It provides a first comprehensive proposal for an EU framework for IT professionalism, building on the support from industry, education and training. It is aiming at […]

  • Digital Skills for Citizens – Call for Partners

    Digital Skills for Citizens – Call for Partners

    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. Digital Skills for Citizens has been running since January 2017 and we are now seeking new partners who would be interested in offering the […]

  • Tech Week Wins Best Practice Award

    Tech Week Wins Best Practice Award

    Tech Week has won the ‘Best Practice Award’ at the ECDL Forum event which took place in Malta this week. Congratulations to the Tech Week team who strive to make the event bigger and better every year! Tech Week 2017 received excellent feedback from all involved and we’re already looking forward to next year.

  • Register for Conference on Impact of IT Professionalism on the European Economy

    Register for Conference on Impact of IT Professionalism on the European Economy

    The rapid and ever-progressing advancement of technology along with the current IT skills gap has been presenting one of the biggest challenges to both private and public sector organisations throughout Europe, with a huge impact on the European economy. Therefore, the eSkills Malta Foundation, in collaboration with the European Commission, Capgemini, the Irish Computer Society […]

Following on from a series of awareness raising initiatives; starting at eHealth Week in 2013 and culminating at the Health Informatics Society of Ireland Annual Conference in November 2015, the Department of Health in partnership with the HSE has chosen the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) to facilitate the external support of the Ecosystem by bringing together stakeholders from across the eHealth spectrum.
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.