During  Digital week 2019, more than 28 000  Latvian citizens throughout country  have used the opportunity to acquire new digital  skills and  explore opportunities provided by digital  technologies.  Latvia has been one of the most active participants of the  European  All Digital week for the tenth consecutive year.

The Digital Week 2019 in Latvia was coordinated  by the Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA) together with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (VARAM), in cooperation with the general partners Microsoft Latvia, the Latvian State Radio and Television Centre and the Culture Information Systems Centre.

DIGITAL WEEK GOALS AND THEMES

The “Digital Week”  2019 in Latvia included the following key topics:

  • Digital transformation of society, state and enterprises
  • Digital identity
  • Digital skills and digital services for citizens
  • Digital skills for future digital work
  • Digital skills for ICT professionals
  • Security and confidence in digital technologies
  • Critical thinking and media literacy

PARTNERS

In Latvia, 202 cities, municipalities and parishes were actively involved in organising events. In total, citizens and entrepreneurs were able to participate in 600  face to face events provided by nearly 300 partners: ministries, state agencies, businesses, banks, schools and universities, libraries, municipal authorities and non-governmental organisations.

Details of the partners of the week are available at: http://eprasmes.lv/partneri/

“Digital Skills for Future Digital Work”

Many events were  particularly targeting young people ( aged 12-19 ) to promote ICT careers and Digital jobs.  The competition “: Digital skills for my future job “ organized by LIKTA, Microsoft Latvia and Latvian ICT Cluster was promoted and activities took place at schools and digital competence centers around Latvia. ( http://eprasmes.lv/ikt-konkurss-jauniesiemdigitalas-prasmes-nakotne... )   Young people had the chance to meet inspiration speakers from different ICT industry sectors as well as participate at practical workshops and create their visions for the future ICT professions.

More information on Digital Week events and live broadcasts in Latvia  is available on the www.eprasmes.lv website

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