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Digital competences

The changes modern civilization has brought about, which connect our daily lives with the virtual world more and more, push us to acquire necessary skills in using digital technologies. Digital competence, as recommended by the European Commission[1], is currently one of eight key competences for lifelong learning.

Digital competences can be defined as the safe, critical and responsible use of ICT for learning, working and active participation in society. They refer to the conscious, competent, but also creative use of the entire spectrum of digital technologies, including:

  1. Information and data literacy
  2. Communication and collaboration
  3. Digital content creation
  4. Safety
  5. Problem solving

These areas are the key components of the Digital Competence Framework for Citizens, also known as DigComp 2.0. It identifies 21 framework competences for each area. Achieving proficiency in these competences enables full participation in a range of specific social contexts, which are now largely defined by the new digital technologies.

[1] Raport Komisji Europejskiej, JRC IPTS – DIGCOMP: A Framework for Developing and Understanding Digital Competence in Europe; obszar kompetencji cyfrowych: 1. Information, 2. Communication, 3. Content Creation, 4. Safety, 5. Problem Solving.


European Digital Certificates allow you to implement a curriculum compliant with both versions of the DIGCOMP 1.0 Framework and the latest 2.0, and the acquired knowledge can be implemented both during commercial training and co-financed by the European Union. The European Digital Certificate certificates are in line with the guidelines of the Ministry of Development, in force since January 1, 2018 for training conducted with EU funding. These guidelines are described in detail in the study: "Guidelines for the implementation of projects with the participation of the European Social Fund in the area of education for 2014-2020".

Module 1: Information and data literacy

Framework competences

  • Browsing, searching and filtering data, information, and digital content
  • Evaluating data, information, and digital content
  • Managing data, information, and digital content

Module 2: Communication and collaboration

Framework competences

  • Interacting through digital technologies
  • Sharing through digital technologies
  • Engaging in citizenship through digital technologies
  • Collaborating through digital technologies
  • Netiquette
  • Managing digital identity

Module 3: Digital content creation

Framework competences

  • Developing digital content
  • Integrating and re-elaborating digital content
  • Copyright and licences
  • Programming

Module 4: Safety

Framework competences

  • Protecting devices
  • Protecting personal data and privacy
  • Protecting physical and psychological health and well-being from possible dangers in digital environments
  • Protecting the environment

Module 5: Problem solving

Framework competences

  • Solving technical problems
  • Identifying needs and digital tools for problem solving
  • Creatively using digital technologies
  • Identifying digital competence gaps
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