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UNE meeting: Standards and the National e-Competence Framework


The Spanish Association for Standardization has held the UNE Standards and National Digital Skills Plan Meeting, in which leading experts from Public Administrations and the ICT and education sectors have presented the National Digital Skills Plan and the UNE standards that can contribute to its success.

The Digital Spain Agenda 2025 establishes digital training among its 10 priority axes, and the National Digital Competence Plan aims to fill this need, providing a roadmap to identify the necessary measures to ensure that all citizens have the tools to acquire and develop digital skills.

In this regard, the use of standards to specify technical requirements is a tool widely used by the Administration to define safety, quality or interoperability criteria. Standards are developed with the participation of experts from the entire value chain of the specific sectors, and they are a way of collecting the best state of the art at any given time.

During the UNE Meeting, the UNE-EN 16234-1 Standard on ICT professional competences was presented, a European standard sponsored by the European Commission as a measure to promote the mobility of ICT professionals in the EU.

The UNE 71362 Standard on the quality of digital educational materials was also analysed, a pioneering standard developed in Spain that contains a series of objective criteria that allow us to assess the quality of these materials and to distinguish between a multitude of available content.

The event was attended by Antonio Fernández, Deputy Director General for Talent and Digital Entrepreneurship of the Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.

Also participating in the event were Juan Pablo Peñarrubia, Chairman of the CTN 71/SC 428 on the Professionalism of ICT and Digital Competencies of UNE and Deputy Chairman of the General Council of Professional Associations of Computer Engineering; Luis Fernández, Member of the CTN 71/SC 428 ICT on the Professionalism of ICT Digital Competence and Digital Competencies of UNE, full professor at the University of Alcalá de Henares, and Ana María Fernandez-Pampillón, Coordinator of the CTN 71/SC 36/GT 12 Quality of Digital Educational Materials and professor at the Complutense University of Madrid


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