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Austrian Interdisciplinary Task Force for Digital Competences

The Austrian Digital Skills Taskforce was created by the former Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) as an advisory body for digital skills.

It was co-chaired by the fit4internet association and the department "Digitalisierung der Gesellschaft" of the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) until May 2023. The Task Force's recommendations are publicly available to all stakeholders in politics, industry and science. The members of the task force represent the fields of adult education, science and research as well as industry and they work free of charge. The key criteria for the membership of the task force are professional expertise, interdisciplinarity, independence and impartiality.

Full size illustration of the task force’s kick-off meeting (in German only)

See the task force’s mandate by the Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (pdf in German only).

Objectives, activities and projects of the task force:

  • Acceptance: The Digital Competence Framework for Austria should become and remain a wildly and comprehensively established working base for the development and enhancement of digital literacy among all Austrian citizens.
  • Updating: The Digital Competence Framework for Austria and the application scenarios derived from this model are continuously updated. If necessary, they are further expanded by the task force in order to keep pace with the dynamics of digitalisation, its opportunities and challenges.
  • Networking: The task force and its members should ensure a broad and intense exchange and network of initiatives, measures, best practices and new ideas.
  • Quality Management: By cooperating and participating in projects, the members of the task force ensure the quality and coherence of these measures. The projects include funding programmes, research projects, working groups as well as measures in referencing, evaluation and certification processes.