When: March 22, 2021 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Event type: conference/summit/congress/assembly
Organized by: ALL DIGITAL
Latest activity: Mar 17, 2021
We cordially invite you to join the #AllDigitalWeek2021 launch event "Digital Skills for a Stronger Europe" on 22 March at 10:30-12:30 CET with participation of:
• Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
• Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at OECD
• Victor Negrescu MEP, Vice-Chair CULT Committee on Education & Training
• Veronica Mobilio, Policy Officer at DG Education, Youth, Sport & Culture, European Commission
• Simon Delakorda, Director of the Institute for Electronic Participation
• Angeliki Dedopoulou, Senior Manager of EU Public Affairs, Huawei
• Achilles Kameas, Chair of the Board of ALL DIGITAL
• Peter Palvolgyi, CEO of ALL DIGITAL
Europe needs digital skills to go beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, which has presented humanity with a huge challenge to our known infrastructures – education systems, healthcare provision, social support, businesses and community cohesion. Society is tired of it all, and misinformation is one of the few things flourishing. At the same time, we have all been forced to learn new digital skills. New technologies to enable our lives to continue. New skills to continue learning, teaching, working, running a business, communicating with loved ones, and even discerning what information we can trust.
All Digital Week campaign has been running every March since 2010 and helped more than 1.3 million people to get online for the first time or enhance their digital skills. Once again, in 2021 it will address the importance of digital skills and will support thousands of people across Europe to gain those.
The event and the panel in particular will consider a number of key statements and questions that arise from the Digital Education Action Plan consultation, for example that 95% of respondents consider the COVID-19 crisis to be a ‘turning point’ for how technology is used in education and training. The event will ask how we can ensure that it is a turning point. Further to this, more than 50% of Digital Education Action Plan respondents “plan to take action to further improve their digital competences in the future”. How can we capitalise on these good intentions? ALL DIGITAL looks forward to a lively debate considering these and other important topics.