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 and credit initiatives and projects that are considered as exceptional examples of the implementation of ECDL Foundation programmes, which help to increase levels of digital literacy, and promote ECDL in local markets.
ECDL Ireland’s Digital Skills for Citizens project successfully delivered training in basic computer skills throughout 2017 and is still in progress.
The aim was to provide the skills required to use functions on a computer that provide immediate and tangible benefits: social networking, internet and email use, online shopping, and so on.
The ECDL and ICDL in Society category acknowledges innovative projects or initiatives that promote access to ICT skills for all. This access helps marginalised, disadvantaged or excluded groups to participate in society and the workplace, and ensures that society benefits from a digitally skilled population.
The ECDL Foundation Best Practice Awards ceremony was attended by ICT professionals and digital literacy policy shapers, representing national computer societies and international organisations from around the world.
For more information on Digital Skills for Citizens and to get involved, visit https://www.icsfoundation.ie/our-work/our-work-digital-inclusion/