ECDL – A basic tool for Smart Cities

Ronald Bieber, Austrian Computer Society (OCG)


Digital Transformation is changing our society as a whole. New digital skills are required in order to be able to participate in the daily life and work. The OCG has designed a concept “Education 4.0” which enables digital basic skills to everyone. The ECDL – a longstanding worldwide accepted IT certificate – plays an important role within this concept.


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Central and Eastern European e|Dem and e|Gov Days 2018

Including a Workshop on Smart Cities organized by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
Proceedings of the Central and Eastern European E|Dem and E|Gov Days, May 3-4, 2018, Budapest
Facultas, 1. Ed. (14 May 2018), 506 p.
ISBN-10: 9783708917375,
ISBN-13: 978-3708917375,
ASIN: 3708917375506

Editors: Hendrik Hansen, Robert Müller-Török, András Nemeslaki, Alexander Prosser, Dona Scola, Tamás Szádeczky