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Factsheet for measure AT-2020-5/2725 – measures in Austria



Country Austria , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 01 February 2020
Context Digital Transformation, Restructuring Support Instruments
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Matching/networking
Author Bernadette Allinger (Forba) and Eurofound
Measure added 23 June 2022 (updated 19 October 2022)

Background information

fit4internet is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent initiative for the qualification and increase of knowledge and use of digital technologies and to broaden access to digitalisation within the society. The initiative is supported by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs. fit4internet is a member of the EU Digital Skills and Job Coalition. The platform is operated by an association that includes members from various large companies, such as A1, Magenta, Siemens, MediaMarkt, OMW, IBM and Accenture.

The platform provides competence checks and lists courses for all age groups. There are services for both employers and workers.

Content of measure

The platform 'fit4internet' attempts to improve digital literacy in Austria. It provides digital competence checks at two different levels, enabling all kinds of people to check their digital skills. Furthermore, it provides a list of suitable courses and trainings in order to improve these skills, as well as a list of possible grants to cover the costs. Trainers can enlist their course offerings, which improves the matchmaking.

Of special interest for employers is one of the portal's tool, which allows their employees to test their skills anonymously. Only the accumulated results are shared with the employer, providing them with a basis of decision-making for necessary trainings regarding digital literacy.

The fit4internet instruments for recording digital skills allows citizens to record and certify their digital skills in areas such as everyday life, work, or security. The self-assessment questions (CHECK) and knowledge questions (QUIZ) used for this assessment are based on the digital competence model for Austria - DigComp 2.2 AT , which stems from the European DigComp 2.1 standard.

fit4internet is a member of the EU Digital Skills and Job Coalition. The platform is operated by an association that includes members from various large companies, such as A1, Magenta, Siemens, MediaMarkt, OMW, IBM and Accenture.

Use of measure

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Applies to all workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown



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Eurofound (2022), fit4internet, measure AT-2020-5/2725 (measures in Austria), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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