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ICDL In Action

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We believe that digital skills are essential life skills. They empower individuals – and by extension organisations and societies – to connect, be more productive, and generally improve their circumstances.The positive impact of ICDL can be seen in wide variety of initiatives from around the world.

These initiatives fall into the following four areas: Education, Global Development, Workforce Development, and Inclusive Information Society.

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How do you measure digital skills? How do you work out whether a candidate for a job has the skills and competences that they will need to do the work? Letting people self-assess their skills can seem like a simple solution, but it brings a big risk that they will misjudge their abilities.

Italias, ecdl como estandar oficial

Italy. ECDL as the official standard in the educational system

In 1999, the Italian Ministry of Education and AICA, the representative of ECDL in the country, sign an agreement to establish ECDL as the official standard for evaluating computer skills in the Italian education system.