19 Sep ALL DIGITAL Summit Organisers and Supporters
19 Sep, 2022
ALL DIGITAL is a leading pan-European association based in Brussels, representing member organisations across Europe that work to enhance digital skills and competencies of all people, making them aware and capable to exploit the opportunities of digital transformation.
ALL DIGITAL is supporting its member organisations in equipping all people with digital skills, with confidence, and with a mindset that allows them to understand how digital transformation can contribute to a greener, more sustainable, inclusive, and cohesive growth of society, as well as how digital competences can enhance their personal and professional development.
ALL DIGITAL represents digital education stakeholders, such as digital competence centres, adult education centres, community centres, schools, libraries and their networks across Europe where young people and adults can access training and support to improve their digital skills and keep up to date with the latest technology developments.
ALL DIGITAL focuses on supporting all Europeans to enhance their digital skills and employability, to use online services and to be included in today’s society, with the ultimate goal of improving their quality of life.
European Projects & Management Agency – EPMA is a non-profit organization founded by the Vysočina Region and the BMI Association in mid-2004. Its mission is the development of international project-based cooperation of European regions and regional partners toward a knowledge-based inclusive digitally empowered society built on bottom-up sustainable innovations. This objective is implemented through research, awareness rising, educational activities, project management support and networking in order to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between public administrations, research communities, business organizations, civic initiatives and citizens. EPMA’s fields of work include digital education and training, support for innovative thinking in SMEs & social enterprises, employability and entrepreneurial skills development, smart cities and regions with green and sustainable environment, eHealth and ICT& Ageing well, social inclusion and equitable access to opportunities.
Vysočina Region is a local government entity representing the 5th largest region in the Czech Republic. The regional capital is the city of Jihlava. The ICT priorities of the Vysočina region are the following:
- ICT infrastructure – the tool for the regional development – Development of the strong regional owned ICT infrastructure – fibre optics backbone network called ROWANet together with technological is the basic platform for the public electronic services;
- eGovernment – the tool for communication – Shared eGovernment services among the region enable to provide efficient, transparent and cost-effective system of the performance of the public administration;
- ICT education – the tool of knowledge – The activities in digital education cover all levels from the projects in the high school education (before university), education for regional employees – basic ICT and cybersecurity knowledge, and also special education for regional ICT specialists to make sure, they are able to work with current technologies and follow current trends.
These priorities are fulfilled with the specific projects, in 2022 mostly focused on ROWANet network and HW environment modernization and development; Cybersecurity of the whole ICT ecosystem; eHeath services for hospitals and patients; GIS services – regional digital technical map; BIM – building information modelling; Innovations in technical education – cooperation with high-tech companies, regional hackathons and International Exchange of knowledge – EU, Taiwan etc.
Prague Capital Region – Prague is the proud capital of the Czech Republic, home to 1.3 million citizens, seat of the Czech Government and more than 22 % of Czech business entities that account for a quarter of the country’s GDP. There is only 2.74% unemployment rate. Prague accommodates over 40 % of Czech university students that attend around 30 universities, 8 of them public. Close to 40 institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences and a multitude of private companies work on excellent research and attract foreign talents from all around the world.
Prague ranks second in the CEE region in terms of sustainable development, is the third largest European City of the Future (human capital and lifestyle) and third richest region in the EU (as of 2019). Prague also ranks among the world’s top 50 cities for start-ups and among the top three Eastern European ecosystems for start-ups and scale-ups. Prague is a city of science and research and the capital of satellite navigation, a home to the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA). Prague’s ESA Business Incubation Centre is the first facility of its kind in the CEE region focused on developing technologically progressive start-ups that use space technologies and systems. Jointly with the Charles University, the Czech Technical University and the Czech Academy of Sciences, the City of Prague launched the prg.ai initiative in 2019, which has the long-term goal of transforming the city into one of the global hubs of artificial intelligence (AI) by focusing on creating an active AI ecosystem, attracting AI researchers, educating AI talents, or introducing AI-based solutions in the city.
The City government under Mayor Zdeněk Hřib has been working intensely on the digital transformation of city services ever since 2018. In 2020, a new Prague Citizens’ Portal was introduced to facilitate the administration of daily citizen agenda like waste collection, kindergarten registrations, or resident parking permits. Transportation around the city and the whole metropolitan region is very easy thanks to a one-stop-shop mobile application that integrates public transit, bike sharing services and parking. Soon, it will allow for intermodal trip planning, too. Prague takes pride in leveraging the data-driven decision-making approach, having developed its own data platform Golemio since 2018. Last but not least, Prague has its own Smart City strategy to pilot and implement new technologies that save resources and make everyday lives of Prague citizens easier. Sectors, in which the region excels, include artificial intelligence, biotechnologies, space technologies, cultural and creative industries, financial services.
Hradec Králové Region covers almost 5000 km2. The region is divided into five districts. Martin Červíček has been the governor of the Hradec Králové region since 2020. The Hradec Králové region is primarily a region of the automotive industry. The largest employer is Škoda Auto. Tens of thousands of people work in the automotive industry. Another important employer is the Hradec Králové University Hospital.
Agricultural production in the East Bohemian region is mainly concentrated in the areas of the Polabé lowland. Wheat, sugarcane, and corn are grown here, and potatoes and flax thrive in the foothills. Livestock production is important, in which local farmers are among the most successful in the entire republic. If you want to taste a truly traditional regional specialty, we recommend the famous Hořice trubicka or Miletín prayer cakes. The Hradec Králové Region is one of the most popular tourist destinations. In addition to mountainous areas, hundreds of thousands of visitors annually head to the zoo in Dvůr Králové nad Labem, the local safari park is world-renowned for breeding and rescuing critically endangered African animals. The National Nature Reserve Adršpašsko-teplické skály in Náchod district, Prachovské skály in Jičín district or the UNESCO Czech Region Geopark in Novopack and Jičín district are unique.
Tourists should not miss Babiččina údolí, Třebechov’s Probošt’s nativity scene, the unique baroque complex Kuks or the monastery in Broumov. If you like castles and chateaux, we recommend visiting, among others, Hrádek u Nechanice, Potštejn, Častolovice, the castle in Opočné, Nové Město nad Metují or the empire castle of the Kinský family in Kostelec nad Orlicí.
The Hradec Králové Region offers sporting activities for all generations. A dense network of cycle paths will take you across the region by bike. Boaters will appreciate the Elbe, Orlice or Metuje rivers. Several sports fields, sports halls and indoor swimming pools are also worth mentioning. The Hradec Králové region is a great place to live, which is worth getting to know at any time of the year.
The Zlín Region recognizes the great opportunity and the necessity to significantly support the digitization, not only the digitization of the public sector, but also focus on the business sector, where digitization is a key to the future competitiveness of the region and to the growth of the wage level, especially with regards to the existing industrial character of the region. In the Regional Innovation Strategy of the Zlín Region digitization is the main part of the Zlín Region’s specialization domain “information, management and security systems “, however, it is also very closely related to the other three domains – “progressive design of products, technologies and processes”, “polymers in the circular economy” and “innovation in construction activities”. In relation to these domains, the Technological Innovation Center regularly organizes meeting of the platform of key companies and non-profit organizations in the field of IT, together with regional political representatives, representatives of secondary schools and the Thomas Bata University in Zlín. The region has been strengthening its cooperation with this regional university in order to achieve more significant development and greater attractiveness of IT fields in recent years, e.g. by supporting the teaching of subjects in the field of IT security at the Faculty of Applied Informatics (including introduction of topic blockchain together with the Rockaway Blockchain Fund), which was launched in September 2021. The region also supports study programs in Finance and Financial Technology at the Faculty of Management and Economics, including the use of blockchain in the financial management of companies. From 2022 on this cooperation will be enhanced, not only with the use of subsidy funds from the region, but also by the European funds from the National Recovery Plan.
The Zlín Region wants to be an important IT region in the future. In 2022, in cooperation with company BeePartner, it is preparing an Integrated Plan for strategic change in the development of ICT fields in the region. It is a set of investments and other activities, especially in the field of human resources and education, building the necessary infrastructure and background, or strengthening cooperation with renowned foreign partners. Their focus is mainly on decentralized technologies (blockchain, web3.0), but also on the rapid development of optical and 5G networks, the support of digitization in industry, or in general the education and attraction of experts in new technologies to the Zlín Region.
The Czech National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs (DigiKoalice) is a common open platform of the National Pedagogical Institute of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. As such, one major focus of the DigiKoalice is on education as the necessary base for the development of digital skills across society. National and regional representatives of academia, education sectors, industry, the public service, the not-for-profit sector are invited to participate with valuable contributions to ensure that the country joins in the European effort to leverage the rewards of digitisation.
The DigiKoalice’s main goal is to support the development of digital literacy of citizens of Czechia. The major focus is on digital education. The priorities include:
- Connecting schools and the information technology (IT) world.
- Inspiring schools and companies for cooperation.
- Supporting the dialogue among the major stakeholders in digital education.
ALL DIGITAL Summit is co-organised by the following projects:
AMeLiE stands for advanced media literacy education to counter online hate speech. In AMeLiE we support teachers to address the topic of online hate speech in the classroom, and work with their students, in various ways, to make them aware of this phenomenon, support them to share experiences and foster kind communication among them.
The project has produced about 40 worksheets for teachers full of activities that they can implement directly in the classroom. Each worksheet and activity are tailored to a specific age group (kindergarten, primary school, secondary school)
RAYUELA’s main goal is to better understand the drivers and human factors affecting certain relevant ways of cyber criminality, as well as empower and educate young people on the benefits, risks and threats intrinsically linked to the use of the Internet by playing, thus preventing and mitigating cybercriminal behaviour.
The Acronym of the project “Empowering and education young people for the internet by playing” was given the title RAYUELA, a Spanish word meaning Hopscotch in English. As a research project, RAYUELA aims to bring together law enforcement agencies (LEAs), sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, legal experts, computer scientists and engineers, to develop novel methodologies that allow better understanding of the factors affecting online behaviour related to new ways of cyber criminality, as well as promoting the potential of these young talents for cybersecurity and technologies.
Women4IT (EEA Grants) aims to empower young women across Europe to become part of the digital economy. By providing fully funded, individually tailored digital skills training reflecting current market needs, we have worked to equip women with a set of in-demand digital competencies and employability guidance, all to drive both their career advancement and economic independence. Women4IT addresses the structural transformation of the labor market due to the growing digital society in which there are significantly less women than men. This digital gap will lead to more women left out of the digital economy, widening the gender gap. The main objective of the project is to develop the digital competences of young women who are at risk of exclusion from the labor market thus improving their employability.
The objective of the GameBox project is to develop an educational program using artificial intelligence to support soft-skills and entrepreneurship skills among adults. In addition, the project aims to help participants verify their level of knowledge and skills in the areas necessary for starting a business, discover their role within the team and thus help them decide which path to take in their professional career. This all is done through an online based platform accessible to anyone, in particular aiming at adults facing disadvantage on the job market. This event has been co-funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.