The Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) is the European Commission's strategy to promote economic recovery and improve social inclusion through a more digitally proficient Europe. The DAE is one of seven Europe 2020 initiatives for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Report - Delivering the Digital Agenda for Europe ECDL Foundation published the report ‘Delivering the Digital Agenda for Europe’ which analyses the key themes and challenges that going to shape the European skills debate in 2012 and 2013. The report highlights how digital skills must remain high on national agendas to aid the much-needed increase of European employability and growth. The report also addresses the ‘digital native’ myth and the key role of digital skills for active ageing. Three priority actions are identified to foster digital skills education: collect ‘better’ evidence on the cost of digital ignorance to stimulate political actions, champion the issue through high-profile individuals promoting the need for digital skills, and adopt a more horizontal approach to skills that encompasses all sectors.
Digital Agenda for Europe Round Table (December 2011) ECDL Foundation hosted a high-level round table discussion on the Digital Literacy and e-Inclusion areas of the DAE on 7 December 2011. The meeting, which took place in the European Parliament, was attended by European Commission officials, Members of the European Parliament, representatives of national governments, and other digital literacy stakeholders. Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda for Europe, Neelie Kroes, delivered the following address to those assembled:
ECDL Foundation Forum 2011 European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda for Europe Neelie Kroes addressed delegates at the ECDL Foundation Forum on the key role that digital skills have to play in driving economic growth, and in reducing the risk of digital exclusion that faces those without the skills to access technology. Vice-President Kroes spoke on the key importance of digital literacy and inclusion in the DAE, the European Commission’s strategy for sustainable, inclusive growth for Europe.
Digital Agenda Assembly (June 2011) The Digital Agenda Assembly (DAA) was the first in a series of annual conferences held in support of the objectives of the Agenda. In recognition of its support of the DAE, ECDL Foundation's CEO was invited to address the conference, and presented at the session on Digital Literacy and e-Inclusion.