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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)