In the twenty-first century, learning takes place almost everywhere, at all times, on all kinds of paths and at all kinds of paces. With the click of a mouse or the touch of a screen, people can access a wealth of information, analyze it, and produce new knowledge at any time. They can do this, moreover, on a “just-in-time” basis, getting the information they are most interested in, in virtually whatever format they choose.
The project will pay a special attention to the recognition and validation of skills and qualifications: taking the DIGCOMP framework as reference (launched by JRC-IPTS), the project purpose is to ensure that skills and qualifications can be more easily recognized. The Pillar VI of the Digital Agenda for Europe – A Europe 2020 Initiative (Enhancing digital literacy, skills and inclusion), in its Action 58 try to develop a framework to recognise ICT skills. This project takes the DIGCOMP framework as a reference to assess the digital competence of citizens. These objectives and priorities will be achieved through the project that addresses above mentioned challenges and needs relevant to several fields in non-formal and informal education.
PATHWAYS4EMPLOY is going to face this necessity developing a web assessment tool that will allow users to assess their digital competences aligned with the DIGCOMP framework, openly accessible, implementing a digital competence portfolio, that will be able to be adopted at european level by target groups and stakeholders, contributing to the development of a European Area of Skills and Qualifications.