02 Mar ALL DIGITAL 2018: activities with the digital world in mind
Remember those days when people used to say that technologies were the future? Well, the future is now. We live in a time when machines are getting smarter, computers are getting better and robots can maintain a whole conversation or even receive the citizenship or go to Mars.
Technology is all around us; it is impossible to avoid, and it has its perks and downsides. Even though it is improving our lives immensely, its constant rapid changes are terrifying many and leading to exclusion, but also the amount of fake news, hate speech and social media abuse is escalating.
So, this year, the ALL DIGITAL Week focuses on two major themes: helping people build trust in technology by developing critical thinking and media literacy, including being aware of issues mentioned above; and develop a lifelong learning approach to enhancing digital skills in an ever-changing and increasingly digital-oriented economy.
This year’s campaign is supported by Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, and 26 national partners across Europe. In the week of 19-25 March, National Partners will bring the ALL DIGITAL Week campaign to their countries, addressing digital and media literacy, online safety, cybersecurity, coding, and many other themes connected to digital skills and technology. To do that, the partners will organize, conduct and disseminate different types of online and offline activities, foreseeing to involve at least 80,000 people.
Anybody can join the Campaign
National partners are to lead the campaigns in their countries, but ANYBODY can join the campaign, even if there are no national partners in your country. You can organise an event yourselves and let us know about it by adding it on the ALL DIGITAL Week Map.
After the event is conducted, you can go back to your form and describe how it went – let us know your impressions, share participants feedback and photos. All event organisers will receive the certificate and can automatically enter the contest for the Best training or Best promo event, the winners of which will be invited to attend the ALL DIGITAL Summit in Brussels in October.
You don’t know which events to organize? Browse our RESOURCES for inspiration, you can also get some hints from our national partners there.
Also, don’t forget to register your support of the campaign by using the online GET REGISTERED counter. During the Week, all the growing numbers of participants will be shown on the campaign’s homepage.
Welcoming our National Partners
For the first time this year, the campaign will be held in Finland thanks to our collaboration with two new partners – Bildningsalliansen and Make it Finland. After a few years, the campaign is coming back to Bulgaria thanks to Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation. This year, we also have a new national partner in Macedonia – iVote Foundation, and CTC Rijeka is stepping up as a new national partner in Croatia.
To see the list of all partners and learn what they are planning for the ALL DIGITAL Week, read the full article