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Action 66 in Denmark flag Denmark

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

Indicator Status Evidence
Does an explicit strategy document exist? No There is no separate strategy document for e-skills but these issues are mentioned in the Danish Government's eGovernment strategy 2011-2015: http://www.digst.dk/Digitaliseringsstrategi/~/media/Digitaliseringsstrategi/Tilgaengelig_engelsk_strategi.ashx
Is there funding for digital literacy/e-skills projects and programmes (including EU funding)? Yes Fund of DKK 12 million are allocated in the period 2010-2012, see; http://fivu.dk/lovstof/politiske-aftaler/aftale-umts-midlerne-forskning-ikt-innovation-2010-2012
Are there special programmes encouraging women, older workers ethnic minorities and other target groups to use ICT? Yes At least for the elderly there is a website called Daneage, which provides lots of information and advertises training for the elderly concerning IT. See; http://translate.google.be/translate?hl=en&sl=da&u=http://www.aeldresagen.dk/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Ddaneage%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-GB:IE-SearchBox%26biw%3D1440%26bih%3D719%26prmd%3Dimvns&sa=X&ei=ahEJUKbTH4e5hAfQ9qTwCQ&ved=0CFMQ7gEwAw
Are there special programmes targeting employees (especially older workers and SMEs)? Yes A programme to assist those SMEs who are inexperienced with ICT with electronic reportings to the public sector (eg. VAT, company registrations, e-invoices), a cooperation with public libraries has been initiated. (see: www.klar-til-indberetning.dk)
Is ICT being integrated in classroom teaching and vocational training? Yes Initiatives aimed at integrating IT in teaching has been followed for at least the last 10 years. See for example: http://eng.uvm.dk/Education/Primary-and-Lower-Secondary-Education/The-Folkeskole/Additional-Information
Are there programms offering ICT skills trainings in telecentres, public libraries and other informal environments? Yes In 2009 an initiative called "Learn more about IT" was setup that established a ntaional network comprising the entire library sector, unions, all municipalities, adult educational associations and interest groups concerning the elderly, IT and non-ethnic Danes. http://slq.nu/?article=denmark-learn-more-about-it

Other initiatives:

Denmark has since 2004 had a Pedagogical ICT Licence originally designed for teacher training, which has since evolved to cover other areas of education and continued professional development. It is accepted by the European Commission's eContent Program. See; http://www.uni-c.dk/generelt/english/education/epict.html

External contribution

External contributions are more than welcome. If you would like to share with us a country, regional or local-level initiative relevant for this DAE action, you can do it via the online form.