ECDL Foundation

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


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  • Info

    ECDL Foundation

    EU Transparency Register

    44018642457-83 First registered on 07 Oct 2009

    Goals / Remit

    ECDL Foundation's mission is to enable proficient use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that empowers individuals, organisations and society, through the development, promotion, and delivery of quality certification programmes throughout the world.

    Main EU files targeted

    ECDL Foundation is interested in policies and initiatives that support the development of digital skills in Europe, for e.g. the Digital Single Market, the New Skills Agenda for Europe, Education and Training 2020 (ET2020), Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition among others


    Head Office
    The Grange Offices
    Stillorgan Road
    Dublin A94 H2K7
    EU Office
    Avenue Roger Vandendriessche 18
    Brussels 1150
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 18 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Jakub CHRISTOPH 12 Jan 2019 11 Jan 2020
    Mr Thomas Jake SCOTT-REDFORD 12 Jan 2019 11 Jan 2020
    Mr Jakub CHRISTOPH 12 Dec 2017 09 Dec 2018
    Mr Thomas Jake SCOTT-REDFORD 25 Nov 2017 24 Nov 2018
    Ms Austeja Trinkunaite 05 May 2017 23 Nov 2017
    Ms Austeja Trinkunaite 17 Mar 2016 16 Mar 2017
    Mr THOMAS REDFORD 29 Sep 2015 25 Sep 2016
    Ms Austeja Trinkunaite 10 Apr 2015 17 Mar 2016
    Ms Fiona Fanning 10 Apr 2015 08 Apr 2016

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Ms Austeja Trinkunaite (Policy Manager)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr Damien O' Sullivan (CEO)

  • Categories


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    ECDL Foundation is a member:
    European e-Skills Association
    Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Governing Board

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    ECDL Foundation operations are financed by its own revenue.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    ECDL Foundation supports and participates as pledger in the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. ECDL Foundation also supports European Vocational Skills Week, Safer Internet Day, and European Cyber Security Month.

    Other activities

    ECDL Foundation advocates for the importance of digital literacy for all irrespective of age, gender and location.

    ECDL Foundation's values are:

    Social Responsibility: as a not-for-profit organisation, we are committed to improving digital skills proficiency within society. Our certification programmes are designed to be accessible to all citizens, irrespective of age, gender, status, ability or race.
    Vendor Independence: our certification programmes give candidates the flexibility and freedom to acquire digital skills and confidently apply them in any software environment that they may be required to use.
    Quality: we strive for continuous improvements in all that we do and ensure that our programmes are implemented to consistent standards internationally.
    The Foundation believes that all national reforms introducing IT infrastructure or services in government and society should be supplemented by investment in people to ensure that the Europe has the skills necessary to benefit from technology.
    Furthermore, the Foundation believes that allocated EU funding for education, training and human capital development should support initiatives and projects for IT training and certification as an objective measure of return on investment.
    ECDL Foundation’s certification programmes are vendor neutral. This means that our programmes are not tied to any one brand of software and are designed to enable people to gain skills that can be used in any appropriate software environment.

  • Meetings


    4 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 14 Jul 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      • Hanna Hinrikus (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Skills
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      • Rodrigo Ballester (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Education and ICT
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      • Rodrigo Ballester (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject e-Skills, digital competencies, ICT and women, coding
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      • Jasmin Battista (Cabinet member)
      • Hanna Hinrikus (Cabinet member)
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