ALL DIGITAL launches a new Manifesto for enhancing digital competences across Europe

07 May, 2021

The digital transformation and topic of digital skills has never been more visible in EU policy and actions, including the EU’s Digital Strategy, the 2030 Digital Compass, and Digital Education Action Plan. The new ALL DIGITAL Manifesto sets out key principles and recommendations on how to maximise the impact of these actions and includes specific calls to action for the Commission, Member States, and stakeholders.

ALL DIGITAL represents more than 25,000 digital competence centres across the EU, and the Manifesto reflects the needs and perspective of digital skills educators, trainers, and learners. Our hope is that the Manifesto will support dialogue, implementation, and co-operation to deliver Europe’s digital future.

The manifesto includes key principles and recommendations under 5 main areas:

  1. The education and training offer
  2. Access to education and training
  3. Quality of education and training
  4. A European Approach to Digital Competence
  5. Sustainability and Development

Read the full text of the Manifesto here

On 6 May 2021, ALL DIGITAL organised a launch event to present the Manifesto, introduce its topics and themes, and confirm our commitment and actions towards enhancing digital competences across Europe. Over 80 representatives of ALL DIGITAL member organisations, partners, and stakeholders joined the online event to learn about the updated Manifesto, how it was perceived by stakeholders from different sectors and share there feedback.

In general, the new Manifesto had a very positive response, and all speakers expressed their support of the Manifesto’s key principles and recommendations and assured of their commitment to cooperate towards achieving the outlined objectives.

You can watch the presentations and testimonies using the timings in the programme below.

Programme

00:00:00 Welcome and presentation of ALL DIGITAL. Peter Palvolgyi (CEO of ALL DIGITAL)
00:08:14 Presentation of the new Manifesto. Achilles Kameas (Chair of ALL DIGITAL)
Testimonies from the EU Commission
00:22:00Maria Gkountouma (DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture)
00:31:38 Michael Horgan (DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion)
00:43:45 Questions and Answers
Testimonies from the Industry
00:54:40 Angeliki Dedopoulou (Huawei Technologies)
Testimonies from European networks
01:01:15Erika Wesselingh-Gutmane (CEPIS – Council of European Professional Informatics Societies)
01:08:30 Andrea Parola (European e-Skills Association)
Testimonies from ALL DIGITAL Members
01:12:45 Virginia Pareja Vallina (Esplai Foundation, Spain)
01:22:25 Gabriela Ford (Educating for an Open Society Foundation – EOS Romania)
01:27:24 Stefano Kluzer (ART-ER Italy)
01:34:30 How to endorse the Manifesto? Ekaterina Clifford (ALL DIGITAL)

 

 

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