Start date:  30 March 2021, 15:00 CET

End date:  30 March 2021, 16:30 CET

Location:  Online

Organiser(s):  ALL DIGITAL and Open-AE project consortium

30.03 The Free Libre Open Source Software culture: work, employment, and adult education

16 Feb, 2021

The event was organised within the All Digital Week 2021 campaign.


The Open-AE project has created a space of discussion and cooperation between various training actors across Europe: Some with a significant experience on free, libre and open source software (FLOSS) culture, others with the desire to learn, all with the conviction that our perception and use of FLOSS needs to evolve. The result is a fruitful experience, that we are eager to share with you, in the following areas:

  • FLOSS and adult education: Methods and tools tested, combined with specific learning approaches.
  • FLOSS in the workplace: How do these methods and tools contribute to a digital work, well-being, including our current collaboration and communication practices.
  • FLOSS, employment and employability: In the era of growing artificial intelligence and use of algorithms in recruitment, what is our citizen driven response. What type of skills and competences does FLOSS culture empower?

Join us for this new area of work and collaboration, let’s try and work together within new initiatives that will challenge and evolve our current knowledge in the area.


Moderator: Borut Cink, ALL DIGITAL

15:00 – 15:05  Welcome and introduction. Peter Palvolgyi, CEO of ALL DIGITAL
15:05 – 15:15   Overview of the Open-AE project
15:15 – 15:35 FLOSS and adult education: Presentation of the Open-AE findings and discussion. Florian Ruymen, MAKS vzw
15:35 – 15:55 FLOSS in the workplace: Presentation of the Open-AE findings and discussion. Esther Subias, Colectic
15:55 – 16:15 FLOSS, employment and employability: Presentation of the Open-AE findings and discussion. Thanasis Priftis, Foundation
16:15 16:30     Questions and Answers. Closing