DIGCOMP: A Framework for Developing and Understanding Digital Competence in Europe

Publikation (Image CC 2.0 by shutterhacks)
Publikation (Image CC 2.0 by shutterhacks)

With the 2006 European Recommendation on Key Competences,1 Digital Competence has been acknowledged as one of the 8 key competences for Lifelong Learning by the European Union.

Digital Competence can be broadly defined as the confident, critical and creative use of ICT to
achieve goals related to work, employability, learning, leisure, inclusion and/or participation in
society. Digital competence is a transversal key competence which, as such, enables us to acquire
other key competences (e.g. language, mathematics, learning to learn, cultural awareness). It is
related to many of the 21st Century skills which should be acquired by all citizens, to ensure their
active participation in society and the economy.


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