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EACEA National Policies Platform:Eurydice

Digital education

This year’s edition analyses more than 20 key structural indicators on education policies in early childhood education and care, achievement in basic skills, early leaving from education and training and higher education. It provides a short overview of major reforms since the 2014/15 school/academic year in these policy areas.


Educating students at school in informatics is essential to equip every citizen with the basic knowledge required to participate, influence and contribute to the development of the digital world. Moreover, the digital economy, which is due to play a key role in Europe’s recovery from the pandemic, requires digitally competent citizens and workers.


Acknowledging the key role school education plays in preparing young people for a tech-driven world, this report sheds light on two different but complementary perspectives of digital education: the development of digital competences relevant to learners and teachers on the one hand, and the pedagogical use of technologies to support, improve and transform learning and teaching on the other.