|Does an explicit strategy document exist?||Yes||Plan Digital France 2012 (France Numerique 2012), Oct 2008, action 92-95; although it does not mention the professional e-skills explicitly, several initiatives on digital literacy are run by the governmental Delegation for Internet Use (DUI)|
|Is there funding for digital literacy/e-skills projects and programmes (including EU funding)?||Yes||Mainly public funding for ICT in education and Public Internet Access Points – “NetPublic”.|
|Are there special programmes encouraging women, older workers ethnic minorities and other target groups to use ICT?||Yes||http://www.ordi2-0.fr/, the national initiative on collecting and refurbishing ICT equipment to widen the access to ICT;|
|Are there special programmes targeting employees (especially older workers and SMEs)?||Yes||http://www.metiers.internet.gouv.fr/, national agency for vocational training AFP portal offers training courses in ICT (computer technology, software, web applications and digital communication) and information on digital competences, Passport to Digital economy (Passeport pour l'économie numérique) e-skills training initiative aimed at SMEs and self-employed, he National Handcraft and Trade Conservatory has developed an IT certificate called C2i, offering training and certification on basic and professional e-skills level - http://www.c2i.education.fr/.|
|Is ICT being integrated in classroom teaching and vocational training?||Yes||ICT certificates - le brevet informatique et internet (B2I), ICT learning objectives in the curriculum, taught as part of technology subject, progress monitored by ETIC (Enquête nationale sur les technologies de l'information et de la communication pour l'enseignement scolaire / National survey on information and communication technology for school).|
|Are there programms offering ICT skills trainings in telecentres, public libraries and other informal environments?||Yes||Public Internet Access Points - coaching and training for the network of access points labelled “NetPublic”, including e-learning modules for Internet facilitators|
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