The Digital Skills Indicator (DSI) has been revamped to its second edition, 2.0. Designed by the Joint Research Council of the European Commission, DSI is an indicator that feeds into the annual Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) report, which comes out each year, tracking EU Member States’ progress on digital development, including digital skills.
The DSI was first piloted in 2014 and today, it is used to monitor the ambitious policy target of reaching a minimum of 80% of the EU population with at least basic digital skills by 2030. DSI 2.0 comes with an updated methodology to measure digital skills via the tool. The European Commission’s Digital Competence Framework (DigComp – now DigComp 2.0) underpins the DSI as an underlying theoretical framework, together with an empirical validation.
Results generally support the robustness of cross-country comparisons on the indicator. The revised indicator is the result of work carried out in 2019-2022 within Eurostat’s Information Society Working Group in order to modernise the indicator by adapting it to the revised conceptual framework (DigComp 2.0) as well as to keep it up with technological progress since the first version was published in 2015.
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