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Profile of registrant

ECDL Foundation

Identification number in the register: 44018642457-83
Registration date: 07/10/09 15:16:27

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/09/13 15:32:57
The date of the last annual update was 13/09/13 15:32:57


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: ECDL Foundation
Acronym: ECDL
Legal status: Not for profit
Website address: http://www.ecdlfoundation.org

Sections

Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Damien O' Sullivan
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Fiona Fanning
Position: EU Affairs Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: n/a Portview House, Thorncastle street 
Dublin 4
IRELAND
Telephone number: (+353) 16306000
Fax number: (+353) 16463032
Other contact information: ECDL Foundation - Brussels office
Avenue Roger Vandendriessche 18,
B-1150 Brussels,
Belgium

Tel: +322 7728251
Fax: +322 6463032

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: ECDL Foundation's mission is to enable proficient use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that empowers individuals, organisations and society, through the development, promotion, and delivery of quality certification programmes throughout the world.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


ECDL Foundation advocates for the importance of digital literacy for all irrespective of age, gender and location.

ECDL Foundation's values are:

Social Responsibility: as a not-for-profit organisation, we are committed to improving digital skills proficiency within society. Our certification programmes are designed to be accessible to all citizens, irrespective of age, gender, status, ability or race.

Vendor Independence: our certification programmes give candidates the flexibility and freedom to acquire digital skills and confidently apply them in any software environment that they may be required to use.

Quality: we strive for continuous improvements in all that we do and ensure that our programmes are implemented to consistent standards internationally.

The Foundation believes that all national reforms introducing IT infrastructure or services in government and society should be supplemented by investment in people to ensure that the Europe has the skills necessary to benefit from technology.
Furthermore, the Foundation believes that allocated EU funding for education, training and human capital development should support initiatives and projects for IT training and certification as an objective measure of return on investment.

ECDL Foundation’s certification programmes are vendor neutral. This means that our programmes are not tied to any one brand of software and are designed to enable people to gain skills that can be used in any appropriate software environment.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Information Society
  • Research and Technology

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CROATIA
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LATVIA
  • LITUANIA
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • MALTA
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • ROMANIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

  • NORWAY
  • SERBIA
  • SWITZERLAND
  • TURKEY
Complementary information:

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




ECDL Foundation is a member of the European e-Skills Association

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 4,489,000
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 4,489,000
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Certification revenues : 4,489,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 450000  € - 500000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

ECDL Foundation operations are financed by revenue received for its certification programmes. This also includes courseware approval and testing of automated testing software for ECDL tests.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.