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Action 66 in Norway flag Norway

Member States to promote long-term e-skills and digital literacy policies

Indicator Status Evidence
Does an explicit strategy document exist? Yes White Paper to the parliament - An information society for all (2006-2007) - national ICT-policy The national curriculum states that ICT skills is one of five core competencies
Is there funding for digital literacy/e-skills projects and programmes (including EU funding)? Yes The funding for teaching digital literacy in schools are given as part of the ordinary funding. Digital literacy is one of the five core competencies in Norwegian schools. Vox, Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning, is an agency of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. This agency aims to promote and boost digital competence among adults, and manages The Basic Competence in Working Life Programme (see below).”
Are there special programmes encouraging women, older workers ethnic minorities and other target groups to use ICT? Yes Woman are not underrepresented in use of ICT in Norway, and there are therefor no special programs for women. We do see an underrepresentation of ICT use in the age group above 65. The Norwegian government therefore provides funding to Seniornett, a volunteer organisation targeted towards the senior citizens (national and regional/local). There is also an underrepresentation of ICT use in immigrants from Asia, Africa and South-America. ICT is part of the curriculum for introducing adult immigrants to Norwegian society.
Are there special programmes targeting employees (especially older workers and SMEs)? Yes The Basic Competence in Working Life Programme, run by Vox (see above), - includes ICT
Is ICT being integrated in classroom teaching and vocational training? Yes Through national curriculum, where ICT is one of five core competencies (does not describes specific methods)
Are there programms offering ICT skills trainings in telecentres, public libraries and other informal environments? Yes A set of guidelines for ICT skills training in public librarys have been developed: http://www.vox.no/upload/10419/Dataopplaring_i_bibliotek_web.pdf

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