DigComp - Assessment Tool

Being digitally competent is becoming an increasingly important issue for employability and growth in the EU digital economy. Europeans that have an insufficient level of digital skills have fewer chances to find work, to use online services, to have a better quality of life and to be included in today’s society.

Assessment has become a critical issue in the improvement of the EU population’s levels of digital competence because it helps: individuals to upgrade their levels of digital skills; education and training systems to deliver digitally competent learners; organisations to find people with minimum levels of required competence: and policy makers to follow developments and define further actions to improve people’s digital competence.

Therefore, the Joint Research Centre (JRC-B4) launched a call in 2017 of which the main aim is to validate and pilot an assessment instrument (called ’DigComp assessment instrument for foundation and intermediate levels’) for digital competence, targeting individuals with no or low level of digital skills. The assessment instrument is based on the latest version (2017) of the Digital Competence Framework for Citizens (DigComp) 2.1 developed by the JRC-B4.

Role of the Digital Opportunities Foundation

The Digital Opportunities Foundation participates in a research project of which the main aim is to test the reliability and validity of the DigComp assessment instrument through a panel of experts and among a small scale group of 50 individuals (10 per country from five Member States: Bulgaria, Germany, Latvia, Malta and UK), in order to refine and reduce it in length. The improved instrument will then be tested among a large-scale group of 450 individuals (150 per country from three Member States: Bulgaria, Germany and Latvia) in order to establish a sound, reliable and valid assessment tool, based on DigComp 2.1.

Project partners

  • All Digital (Belgium)
  • Global Libraries - Bulgaria Foundation (Bulgaria)
  • LIKTA (Latvia)
  • Malta Communications Authority (Malta)
  • YouRock Online Ltd (United Kingdom)


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15.11.2017 - 31.05.2018

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