Digital skills for work and life are at the top of the European Political Agenda. The EU Digital Skills Strategy and related policy initiatives aim to strengthen digital skills and competences for the digital transformation. The European Skills Agenda of 1 July 2020 promotes digital skills for all, including by supporting the objectives of the Digital Education Action Plan, which aims to (i) expand digital skills and competences for the digital transformation during (ii) supporting the development of a high-performing digital education system. The Digital Compass and the European Social Law Action Plan set ambitious policy targets to reach at least 80 % of the population with basic digital skills and 20 million ICT professionals by 2030.

Digital competence is one of the key competences for lifelong learning. It was first defined in 2006 and, following the update of the Council, the Recommendations in 2018 read as follows:

“Digital competence includes the confident, critical and responsible use and engagement of digital technologies for learning, working and engaging in society. This includes information and data literacy, communication and cooperation, media literacy, digital content creation (including programming), security (including digital well-being and competences related to cybersecurity), intellectual property issues, problem solving and critical thinking (Recommendations on Key Competences for Lifelong Education, 22 May 2018, ST 9009 2018 INIT).

The Digital Competences Framework for Citizens, also known as DigComp, provides a common language to identify and describe key areas of digital competence. It is a pan-European tool to improve citizens’ digital competence, to help policy makers develop policies that support the building of digital competences, and to plan education and training to improve the digital competence of specific target groups.

This report presents version 2.2 of the Digital Competence Framework for Citizens. It consists of updating examples of knowledge, skills and attitudes. The publication also brings together key reference documents on DigComp to support its implementation. We translated the Digital Competence Framework for Citizens – DigComp2.2 into Slovak to make it available to the wider public in Slovakia. The translated document can be found here: DigComp 2.2