Initiated by the Danish Ministry of Education and UNI-C in 1998, the European Pedagogical ICT Licence (EPICT) was aimed to create an international concept for the professional development of teachers, for most of whom have little or no understanding of how to use ICT- the new tool, pedagogically and for teachers with different starting points and different interests.

With support from the European Commissionís eContent programme, the concept was localised and tested in a number of countries and accordingly amended and improved, based on experiences. A consortium, the EPICT Group, was formed with the objective of disseminating EPICT internationally. UNIēC is the consortiumís Secretariat and legal identity.