What is the problem? The danger of digital illiteracy
The inability to access or use ICT (Information and Communication technology) has become a barrier to social integration and personal development. The digitally illiterate are missing out on social and economic opportunities and on easy access to online public services that can save time and money. The importance of spreading digital literacy couldn’t be clearer: those without sufficient ICT skills are disadvantaged in the labour market and have less access to information to empower themselves as consumers or as citizens.
Why is EU Action required? Measuring of digital competencies
We need to equip people with sufficient digital skills and in order to do that effectively, we first need to develop appropriate indicators of digital competences and media literacy. Such indicators will help us to measure and benchmark the competencies and can help us in developing further plans to guarantee social cohesion and eInclusion across Europe.
What has the Commission done so far?
What will the Commission do?