The DCDS project, based on the Context Analysis, has developed an open, innovative multilingual Digital Competences Development System (DCDS) and used it to provide non-formal training to low-skilled adults in different European countries. The DCDS consists of:

  • The Digital Competences Development Methodology (DCDM) for the development of digital competences and related transversal skills of adults;
  • The online Digital Competences Development Environment (DCDE) consisting of the following modules:
    • Self-assessment tool that allows adults identify gaps in basic digital competences;
    • Recommender tool that enables trainees to identify the training offers that best match their needs;
    • Online tools for the management of trainees’ profiles and the definition of flexible learning pathways that combine training modules;
    • Online learning application with gamification features;
    • Multilingual digital open educational resources; and
    • Validation and certification of digital and transversal competences.
  • Personalised blended non-formal trainings composed by training modules to meet individual learning needs, which combine online learning with face-to-face support sessions by e-facilitators, and
  • Handbooks and course guides for implementing the methodology to assist the trainers and the training providers in planning and delivering flexible and modular training offers

Improve basic digital and transversal competences of adult learners

DCDS is completely aligned to the European Digital Competence Framework for Citizens – DigComp 2.1 and promotes its adoption in Europe. 176 (target 150) adult trainees tested the DCDS during the five national pilots, while over 5000 potential users were directly informed at local level and more than 60 million learners Europe-wide will be directly and indirectly targeted by the dissemination and exploitation activities.

Specific dissemination, raising awareness and policy advocacy activities have been implemented to actively involve key stakeholders and policy makers throughout the project duration: