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DigiComp & EntreComp Framework
Diga Lead Partner and ECWT participated in the event.

DigiComp & EntreComp Framework

DigComp has since 2015 become a frequently used reference framework for establishing a shared understanding of digital competencies and supporting the development of digital competencies in the workplace, in education and training, policy-making, and more widely.

EntreComp, launched in 2016, has also rapidly received positive uptake by stakeholders and is supporting new thinking and understanding of what it means to be entrepreneurial in today’s challenging Digital Economy.

The event brought together stakeholders from every sector with an interest in these two key competencies and contributed to joining the two communities. During the event, participants could learn about the application and implementation of the two frameworks and participate in a number of interactive sessions and presentations.
DigComp, The European Digital Competence Framework for Citizens, offers a tool to improve citizens’ digital competence for work and employability, learning, leisure, consumption, and participation in society.

Digital Competence Framework can help citizens with self-evaluation, setting learning goals, identifying training opportunities, and facilitating job search.
The latest version of the DigComp presented 12 May (see infographics) explains the 8 proficiency levels of Digital Competence using a metaphor of “Learning to swim in the digital ocean”.

EntreComp has been developed by the JRC on behalf of DG Employment, Skills, Social affairs and Inclusion. This framework defines, describes, and clarifies what the constituting elements of entrepreneurship as competence are, in a similar way as DigComp does for digital competence.

EntreComp adopts a broad definition of entrepreneurship, as the capacity to act upon opportunities and ideas and transform them into value for others, the value that can be financial, cultural, or social. The framework breaks down this definition into 3 competence areas (Ideas and opportunities, Resources, Into Action), each being made up of 5 competencies. An overview table shows at a glance how each competence develops at the foundation, intermediate and advanced levels.

The full framework further describes a progression model with 8 levels of proficiency and establishes 442 reference learning outcomes. The framework states what the learners should be able to do per each competence depending on how proficient they are expected to be.