The DIGCOMP project

The European framework of digital competences has been developed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on the basis of the DIGCOMP project, which is oriented towards the identification and validation of the key components of Digital competence at a European level.

The DIGCOMP project pursues the following objectives:

  • Identify the key components  of digital competence to be fostered and/or developed in order to be digitally competent
  • Develop the descriptors of Digital Competence and a conceptual framework, as well as guidelines at an EU level.
  • Propose a working plan for monitoring actions

The model is in line with the strategic guidelines defined in the European Digital Agenda and identifies the key components of digital competence in terms of the  knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary in order to be digitally competent.

The DIGCOMP European framework establishes 5 dimensions and 21 competences: