15 Oct ALL DIGITAL Awards 2021
15 Oct, 2021
What we celebrate
In 2021, ALL DIGITAL Awards recognised individuals and organisations in three main categories:
See the full description and assessment criteria by clicking each link.
The Awards ceremony was celebrated online on 13 October 2021. The winners received trophies and had the opportunity to present their initiatives to an audience of a few hundred participants.
The Ceremony, as the whole event, was organised online and was hosted by a journalist and a documentary producer Samuel Stolton, from Brussels – the host city of the Summit.
Best Digital Resource: Somos SIA
This project was the result of a creative and research process developed by the AUPEX team and funded by the Regional Government of Extremadura. The resource provides:
SomosSIA is a unique cutting-edge digital tool designed to better understand Artificial Intelligence. It brings anyone, regardless of their level of education or competences, closer to the world of AI, using a friendly and understandable language to simplify the complexity of all this world and an usable interface to explain how AI techniques work, how important our data is and how this technology is influencing all areas of life, and is described as the most strategic technology of this century.
Reaching over 400 users in 2 months, included more than 60 training actions both online and face-to-face formats. It is being used with high media and social media impact with associations, schools, VET organizations. The website has over 14.000 visits since it was launched in January 2021.
Its target group are people in risk of exclusion, low skill adults and general public.
Interested what Somos SIA is? Continue reading the nomination
Best Digital Changemaker: Tobias Marczinzik, Founder of PIKSL
Tobias studied design in Düsseldorf with focus on strategic design and he founded PIKSL about ten years ago. PIKSL is an initiative of the Living in the community GmbH (IGL) a social service institution that accommodates living and participation activities for people with mainly learning disabilities. Today PIKSL is an social franchise with nationwide learning spaces, where people with disabilities not only can enhance their digital skills but being educated to submit their knowledge to others.
In 2017 he and his team were selected by the Skala Initiative of Susanne Klatten and were able to scale up the idea of digital participation for everyone. The opening of new PIKSL Labs throughout Germany was one of his milestones, innovative spaces, where everyone just can learn, communicate and ideate. Continue reading the nomination here
Accepting the Award, Tobias said that what ALL DIGITAL members represent and fighting for – the digital inclusion – is very important and also said that “it was an honour to receive this award, but of course on behalf of the PIKSL team that work all together to develop digital skills in Germany”.
Best e-Facilitator: Gabija Ščiukauskaitė
Gabija started to work in Kaunas District Municipality Public Library 5 years ago. She works in one of the 30 Kaunas District Mun icipality Public Librarydepartments named Pagynė Department. There are less than 500 residents in Pagynė village. About 200 of them are library readers. about 100 are active library computers and internet users.
Also she works in the project “Connected Lithuania: An Efficient, Secure and Responsible Lithuanian Digital Community” (I am a lecturer of these trainings) were also forced to move digital literacy training to remote space, at least temporarily.
From 2020 Gabija will remotely train almost 1500 participants from 120 groups from the Pagynė Library. The participants of the training are not only the residents of Kaunas district, but also the employees of various Lithuanian state and private organizations, starting from medical staff, municipalities, courts, cultural workers to salesmen, managers and teachers. Training takes place in virtual classrooms, so it does not matter at all where the connection is made or what device a person uses for training. The project currently offers eleven different digital literacy curricula.
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The ALL DIGITAL Awards celebrate the individuals and organisations across Europe that enable citizens to transform and enrich their lives through the benefits and opportunities created by digital technologies.
Thousands of individuals and hundreds of organisations around Europe work daily with communities to empower citizens through technology and the Internet: from teaching digital and media literacy and online safety to helping people carry out government, financial or commercial transactions and to training in coding, robotics and cybersecurity. These individuals and organisations often support entrepreneurship and employability in an ever-changing digital environment and labour market and unite different stakeholders in campaigns and projects that aim to ensure digital inclusion and enable digital social innovation. ALL DIGITAL has established the Awards to recognise and celebrate their innovation, dedication and the inspiring role they play to many people.
Previously also known as Telecentre-Europe Awards and Digital Inclusion Awards, they were given to organisations and individuals working in the field of digital inclusion to acknowledge their work. Good practices and nominations have been presented on the Unite-IT e-inclusion network portal, which is the focal point of information, news, resources, database of practices and policies in Europe with specific focus on ICT for inclusion and social cohesion.