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Target audienceDigital skills for the labour force.
Digital technology / specialisationDigital skills
Digital skill levelBasic
Geographic Scope - CountryEuropean Union
Industry - Field of Education and TrainingInformation and communication technologies not elsewhere classified
Type of initiative
EU institutional initiative
Publication typeGeneral information
For more than a decade, the DigitalCompetence Framework for Citizens(DigComp) has provided a common understanding of digital competence across the EU and beyond, providing the basis for digital skills policy making. There is already a high awareness of DigComp as an EU-wide framework for developing and measuring digital competences.
Since its adoption, DigComp has provided a scientifically robust and technology-neutral basis for a common understanding of digital skills and policy framework. However, in the digital field, the situation is evolving rapidly and many events have taken place since the last update of the framework in 2017. In particular, new technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, robotisation, the Internet of Things, datafixing or new phenomena such as misinformation and disinformation have led to new and increased demands for digital literacy by citizens. There is also a growing need to address the environmental and sustainability aspects of interaction with digital technologies. This update therefore takes into account the knowledge and attitudes that citizens need in view of these developments.
Version 2.2 contains two main parts:
1. The integrated framework DigComp 2.2 provides over 250 new examples of knowledge, skills and attitudes that help citizens to engage confidently, critically and safely in digital technologies and new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI)-driven systems. The framework is also made available in line with the Digital Accessibility Guidelines, as the creation of accessible digital resources is an important priority today.
2. An overview of existing reference materials for DigComp, which consolidate previously published publications and links.
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