Basic digital skills for inclusion and active citizenship of low-skilled adults

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Basic digital skills for inclusion and active citizenship of low-skilled adults

When: December 3, 2019 from 3:30pm to 7pm
Country: Belgium
Venue: First Euroflat Hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne 50, Brussels 1000
City/Town: Brussels
Event type: discussion/debate/forum
Organized by: ALL DIGITAL and EAEA
Latest activity: Nov 23, 2019

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Event Description

The workshop is organised by ALL DIGITAL and European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Week 2019.

Digital inclusion is nowadays key to social inclusion and active participation (in the community, in the city, in the labour market, in education, in leisure time activities, in sports, etc.). Yet, according to Eurostat, 43% of Europeans do not have basic digital skills. But do we know what this really means? Who are these 43%, and what are those basic skills?

The Digital Competence Framework (DigComp) for citizens has been around for some time now, trying to define and explain the skills needed by all citizens to function in the digital society, but it is surprisingly little known to politicians and other stakeholders beyond the digital education field.

We believe that providing adults with a personalised training based on their specific needs is an effective way to foster their digital skills and bring them at least to a basic level that would allow them to use online services, express their opinion and access reliable and diversified information. Improving their digital skills will thus empower them to play an active role in society, access and progress in the labour market, and engage in further education and training in a lifelong learning perspective.

To this extent, the workshop will aim to empower policymakers and key stakeholders from different fields (formal and non-formal education, social inclusion, employment, digital economy and society) to formulate integrated policies for developing and recognising adult citizens’ basic digital competences.

During the workshop ALL DIGITAL and EAEA will present Policy Recommendations on digital skills training of low-skilled adults developed within the Digital Competences Development System (DCDS) Project.


Registration for the event is mandatory.


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