European Digital Competence Framework, (DigComp), offers a tool to improve the digital competence of the human capital (employers, employers, self-employed) in SMEs by describing 21 specific digital competences (https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/digcomp_en).
For CVET and SMEs policymakers, DigComp can be beneficial to know where SMEs stand concerning digital competence at country and EU level. The EU-wide Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) offers an indicator for Digital Skills that uses the DigComp framework (https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en).
Consequently, the European Digital Competence Framework can:
- help to monitor SMEs digital skills and to support CVET curricula development,
- be used to plan and design education and training offers.
- help with self-evaluation, setting learning goals, identifying training opportunities and facilitating job search.