Press Release: ECDL Foundation, Brussels, Belgium, May 5th 2016.
Staff at the European Commission’s DG Research and Innovation are benefiting from ECDL certification under a new initiative to boost digital skills and improve workplace productivity. As a newly accredited Test Centre, over 200 staff in the European Commission will be trained and certified using ECDL, the international standard in digital skills certification.
The collaboration between ECDL Foundation and DG Research and Innovation will help staff to enhance and build on their existing skills and knowledge, and better serve European citizens. ECDL is recognised around the world as a standard for digital skills; it offers staff a valuable opportunity to develop professionally, and to acquire skills that will help them throughout their careers.
Chief Executive of ECDL Foundation, Damien O’Sullivan, said, “At a time when employees need to be able to deliver more with fewer resources, digital competence has never been more important. DG Research and Innovation recognises the need to upskill and certify their staff to ECDL's internationally recognised standard. ECDL Foundation is proud to welcome the European Commission to our network of test centres.”
The European Computer Driving Licence was started in 1997 with funding from the European Union’s ESPRIT research programme. Since then, ECDL has grown to be delivered in more than 100 countries and in 40 languages worldwide. It is recognised in the qualifications systems of many countries, including the UK, Ireland, France, Romania and Italy, and used by a large number of government ministries and agencies.