The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is an internationally recognised qualification that enables people to certify their computer skills to an internationally recognised standard.
You will find ECDL in 150 countries and 41 languages. The programme has been delivered to more than 14 million people worldwide.
The European Computer Driving licence was created by the Council of European Profesional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) in 1995 as a task force, supported by the European Commission through the ESPRIT research programme with the aim of examining how to raise the levels of digital literacy throughout Europe. A new certification programme was launched as the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) in Sweden in August 1996.
A central ECDL coordination body The ECDL Foundation, is based in Dublin and operates as a nonprofit social enterprise, with the prime aim of ensuring a consistently high standard of ECDL implementation.
ECDL Foundation's certification programmes are designed, validated, and approved by academics and industry experts from around the world. The range of certification progammes is continually developing, in line with market needs and technological advancements.The ECDL Foundation is recognised as a credible international voice and advocate on digital literacy issues, and works with other international organisations in the ongoing promotion of digital literacy as an important contribution for increased economic and social cohesion.
The Slovak society for informatics is the national operator for ECDL in Slovakia. It is responsible for quality and standards control, authorisation testing centres, localisation of the modules and issuing the certificates in Slovakia.