Policy brief. Basic digital skills for adults in the Nordic countries


The Nordic countries work together on digitalisation. The goal is to turn the Nordic - Baltic region into a coherent and integrated digital region. Working together provides benefits for the people, businesses and public sectors.

This policy brief is prepared by the Nordic Network for Adult Learning (NVL) in order to highlight a number of challenges across the Nordic countries in regards to basic digital skills and provide recommendations that are relevant for collaborative actions at a Nordic level. The policy brief is based on a survey and analyses conducted by the Network for Basic Skills for Adults. 

The Nordic Network for Adult Learning (NVL) has sent this Policy brief to the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Committee of Senior Officials for Education and Research (EK-U). In order to continue the debate on adult basic digital competences to develop new and targeted initiatives, this brief can be translated into other Nordic languages and adapted to national contexts. NVL welcomes feedback on the use of this brief and suggestions for possible cooperation efforts.

Download the policy brief here.

The full report can be downloaded here.

More information about the Nordic cooperation on basic skills can be found here.