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Cyber Security Quiz wins eAward 2021

On 18 October 2021, the Report Verlag jury presented the eAward in the category “Education and Human Resources Development” to the Cyber Security Quiz, which is available free of charge as a desktop application and mobile app. The Cyber Security Quiz allows interested users to learn in a playful and interactive way about how to protect themselves from fraud or attacks in the digital world. The app offers small learning units and is thus suited to be an efficient learning tool in companies. It teaches the most important things about technical threats, protection against fraud, data protection and cyberbullying. Further content is to follow from autumn 2021 thanks to support of the AK Digifonds. With the eAward 2021, a renowned prize of the IT industry has been awarded to fit4internet and its cooperation partners SBA Research, Cyber Security Austria, ovos andÖIAT. Here you can get the app. (first published in German on 08/11/2021, fit4internet/CONEDU)

fit4internet honoured with BPM Award 2021

fit4internet has been awarded the Human Resources Management Award by the Federal Association of Human Resources Managers in Germany for the second time already. On 31 August 2021, the association awarded outstanding projects in HR work. After reaching the successful third place last year, fit4internet came second place in the category “Non-Profit Organisations and Public Sector” this year. In total, nine initiatives in the categories of large-scale enterprises, SMEs and non-profit organisations/public sector were chosen as finalists by the top-class jury. Fit4internet could convince the expert panel with the “GirlsDay2021 apprentice hackathon”. Read more about the Human Resources Management Award 2021 here. (first published in German on 31/08/2021, fit4internet) 

Adolescents count on f4i-tools

The self-assessment and knowledge tests offered by fit4internet to measure digital competences are currently most frequently used by adolescents: In 2021, 15 to 24-year-olds accessed fit4internet’s CHECKs and QUIZzes more than ten thousand times. Ever since the first f4i-tools were made available in May 2019, the range has been continuously expanded and new f4i-tools on the topic of “Data Science” will follow soon. Read more about the usage of the f4i-tools here. Click here to access all f4i-tools. (first published in German on 23/08/2021, fit4internet) 


fit4internet cooperates with Google for a successful Austrian economy

In order to improve the ability of small and medium-sized enterprises to act, Google Austria and fit4internet provide free courses for increasing digital competences as part of the “Zukunftswerkstatt Österreich” initiative. With most courses, participants can earn an internationally recognised certificate. Thus, the digital economy as well as Austria as a business location shall be strengthened. Click here for further information on the cooperation between fit4internet and Google and here you can find the courses. (first published in German on 16/07/2021, fit4internet/CONEDU) 

Reinhard Gojer is the new f4i president

Reinhard Gojer, board general of DONAU Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group, took over the presidency of the association fit4internet on 26 March 2021. He succeeds Peter Oswald, CEO of Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG, who held office of the association’s president since the end of 2018 and contributed significantly to the role of fit4interent in Austria. In addition to the changes in the committee, two new board members were also appointed: Markus Gärtner, CEO Corrugated Packaging at Mondi Group, and Patricia Neumann, general director at IBM and president of the “Internetoffensive Österreich”. (first published in German on 30/03/21, fit4internet)

Microsoft and fit4internet intensify their cooperation

With the intention of making as many Austrians as possible digitally literate over the next four years, Microsoft and fit4internet provide free online courses for building basic digital skills. Initiatives like these are necessary to meet the demands of the economy. The online courses for building basic digital skills are listed in the fit4internet database. More information on the cooperation between Microsoft and fit4internet can be found here. (first published in German on 12/02/2021, fit4internet)

Austrian National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition: second European event with fit4internet

On January 27th, another online event organised by the “Allianz für Digitale Skills und Berufe” (ADSB - Austrian National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition) and the European Commission took place. The development of digital skills in Austria was the main focus. About 70 experts from the European Union discussed the future of digital competences at the invitation of federal minister Martin Kocher. Another key issue was the implementation of the Digital Competence Framework for Austria. Further information on the event can be found here. (first published in German on 02/02/2021, fit4internet/CONEDU)

Austrian National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition – European launch event with fit4internet

The "Allianz für Digitale Skills und Berufe (ADSB - Austrian National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition)" is the Austrian version of the European stakeholder coalition “Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition”. In 2020, fit4internet became the first Austrian member of the European coalition and is now efficiently committed to raising digital competences in Europe. On January 13th, 2021, federal minister Margarete Schramböck invited to the online launch event of the ADSB. More than 100 experts as well as representatives of the EU and other EU member states discussed the digital readiness and the future perspectives regarding digital competences in Austria. Further information on the event can be found here. (first published in German on 15/01/2021, fit4internet/CONEDU)

Presentation of the “Austrian National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition“

Digital skills are crucial competences to strengthen the resilience of Austria as a business location and as a society - for all citizens in their respective living environments. By founding the "Allianz für Digitale Skills und Berufe (ADSB - Austrian National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition)", Austria is laying the foundation for a competitive and future-oriented business location that will strongly benefit from digitalisation. On 29 October, the Austrian "Allianz für Digitale Skills und Berufe" was officially presented as member of the European Commission's "Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition (DSJC)” and an important measure in the Digitalisation Action Plan of the Austrian Federal Government. The Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Labour, Family and Youth are the founding organisations in Austria. Please find further information on the alliance as well as the original press release in German. (first published in German on 30/10/2020, fit4internet/CONEDU)

fit4internet ensures digital competences in the Austrian Armed Forces

The Federal Ministry of Defence (BMLV), together with the Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) and fit4internet (an association initiated by the BMDW), started a pilot project in order to raise awareness for digital competences within the Austrian Armed Forces. One of the first measures is the inclusion of the self-assessment "CHECK Everyday life digital skills“ in the positioning process. Readers interested in the project can find further information here. (first published in German on 03/09/2020, fit4internet)

Welcome to the fit4internet press corner

Welcome to the press corner of the English fit4internet website, which was launched in November 2020. fit4internet (f4i) is an independent initiative supported by major industry players and the public administration geared towards the growth of digital competences in Austria. The ultimate goal is to enable the competent use of digital technologies and the broad participation of society in digitalisation developments. Press releases in English on important activities of fit4internet will be published continuously on this page. (05/01/2021, fit4internet/CONEDU)