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ALL DIGITAL February 2021
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Dear Reader,

Spring is around the corner! Let it be filled with new growth - of new partnerships, new useful tools, informative events, and innovative projects supporting digital skills for all. ALL DIGITAL and our members are involved in many of those, and we are happy to share them and invite you to join us.
Discussions in the communities of practice for DigComp and Digital Competence Certification, the 12th edition of All Digital Week with various events from ALL DIGITAL and partners; reports, curricula, training opportunities and lots of new projects to follow - in our newsletter.


Yours,
ALL DIGITAL Team


In this issue:

What's on at ALL DIGITAL

 DigComp Community of Practice

ALL DIGITAL has been promoting the adoption and supporting the development of DigComp, the Digital Competence Framework for Citizens. A DigComp Community of Practice (CoP), established in 2019, now has 300+ members. ALL DIGITAL has partnered with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission to provide space and support for the DigComp revision process from version 2.1 to 2.2. Anyone can take part in this process by joining the DigComp CoP.

Digital Competence Certification CoP and consultation

ALL DIGITAL has been leading the discussion at European level about a homogeneous European framework for the assessment, validation and certification of digital competences. To this end, ALL DIGITAL has established and is maintaining the Digital Competence Certification Community of Practice (CoP). In this framework, ALL DIGITAL is supporting the JRC in the implementation of a European Digital Skills Certificate (EDSC) initiative.The first consultation process was launched on 23 March identifying stakeholders’ views on the key elements of EDCS. Until 5 March everyone can express their opinion by joining the CoP.

 All Digital Week 2021 - Be a digital hero!


2021 marks the 12th year of the Europe-wide All Digital Week campaign, and it is more important than ever: Europe needs better digital skills to go beyond the pandemic. What's new this year?  During March and April, with the concentration on 22-28 March, ALL DIGITAL and our partners will be organising a variety of events under four min themes:
  • Basic Digital Skills and Media Literacy
  • Coding, STE(A)M, and AI
  • Advanced Digital Skills and Employability
  • Digital Cultural Heritage
Any organisation or individual can be part of the campaign!
- Join ALL DIGITAL events (check the list here) on every day of the main week, starting with the Launch Event on 22 March
- Organise your own events on digital skills and add them to the map of events
- Share on social media your events and messages on the importance of digital skills. Learn more about how to get involved.

"Digital Inclusion for All" MEDICI Conference

At the MEDICI project conference, that gathered over 800 participants from 33 countries, Chair of the ALL DIGITAL Board Prof. Achilles Kameas talked about how digital initiatives had faced the pandemic, lessons learned and measures that would remain beyond its end. MEDICI (Mapping the Digital Inclusion Landscape to support Cohesion and Integration) is a project commissioned by the European Parliament to provide an overview on Digital Inclusion in Europe and to highlight intervention gaps, with particular attention to the digital inclusion of vulnerable groups. You will find all the sessions, speakers, recordings from the conference here.

Events


All Digital Week events - 1 March - 16 April

European Civil Society Days - 1-5 March, online

EDEN - Open Education Week - 1-5 March, online

High-level forum on individual learning accounts - 4-5 March, online


INTED2021 - 8-10 March, online

Focus Group “ReWrite your story” - 9 and 11 March, online

All Digital Week Launch Event - 22 March, online


"Crowddreaming: Youth Co-Create Digital Culture" conference - 25 March, online

RISE IMET International Conference on Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums and Heritage Sites - 2-4 June 2021, Cyprus

European Research and Innovation Days - 23-24 June, online

Training


Blended course: How to prepare an Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships project proposal in the field of adult education and digital skills - June 2021
 

Open Calls


Consultation on the feasibility study for a European Digital Competence Certificate - until 5 March

CHANSE Call for proposals: Social and Cultural Dynamics in the Digital Age - by 7 May

Active and assisted Living Programme (AAL) Call for proposals 2021 - by 21 May

News from our members

DTE, Hungary: How to connect sport, health, tourism and youth using ICT tools?

O-IKT (Sport – Health – Tourism – Youth) is a project, which tried to connect many different areas of life. In addition to the orienteering and a healthy lifestyle, it aims to promote cultural values. Particular emphasis is placed on involving and training young people. Gadgets, drones, and up-to-date mapping software were used to create the maps. The project is the winner of the #ROHUcreativetogether contest, in the youth cooperation category - sports generation. Read more

Ynternet.org: Copyright and legal considerations for your images shared under open source licenses

What is copyright? What is the duration of copyright? How can Wikimedia Commons can make it easier to use and redistribute copyrighted content? The Ynternet.org foundation held a webinar covering important information on these topics as training for participants in the Nos Jardins project. Learn more

EGInA's new project: WAAT, We are all together to raise awareness of cultural heritage

The Erasmus+ KA2 project WAAT will improve and recognize culture through new learning systems and digital movies. The main target groups are cultural heritage professionals and institutions, adult educators, staff of Glam institutions. The main expected outcome is the common connection among European citizens in order to recognize cultural heritage with tools created during this process. Learn more

Langas į ateitį: All Digital Week in Lithuania

Langas į ateitį will lead All Digital Week campaign in Lithuania for the 12th year, and people at work will be the target audience. The Opening event  on 19 March will be broadcast from the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania. Five educational webinars online every will be held at 11 a.m.: Digitalization, workplace transformation; Artificial intelligence sharing economy; Cloud computing; Change management; Safety online and Internet Ethics. Learn more

New Projects

EQUALS-EU: 19 partners from 17 countries to promote gender equity in social innovation

The new Horizon 2020 project "EQUALS-EU" aims to give more women access to technology, digital skills, and leadership positions. The ambition is also to promote justice and equality, as well as build capacity through multilateral partnerships and create smart, sustainable, and inclusive social innovation ecosystems in local communities in the Global North and South. The project will help to build gender inclusive innovation ecosystems that can cultivate a new generation of female inventors. It will also address the economic, social and cultural roots of gender inequality that affect education, employment and social life.  Read more

CrAL: Creative Audiovisual Lab for the promotion of critical thinking and media literacy 

Our new three-year Erasmus+ project CrAL is aimed at enhancing critical thinking and media literacy among young people, their parents, educators, community members with the help of Creative Audiovisual Lab (CrAL). The project will disseminate and scale up the good practice “Creative audiovisual writing and reading”, which has already been experimented in Italy, to five different education systems and contexts in Croatia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, and Spain. Read more

AMeLiE: Advanced media literacy to counter online hate speech

AMeLie is a three-year Erasmus+ project, coordinated by EGInA, that aims to train teachers and representatives of school communities (school managers, digital facilitators, families) on the specific methodology, focusing on the formation of advanced media literacy skills for those in educational roles. AMeLiE is a consortium of six partners from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Romania - together for a better, safer, and kinder internet! Read more and follow our Facebook page

ACTIon: Promoting active citizenship through  civic education and online participation of youth role models

The purpose of the ACTIon project is to promote active citizenship through civic education and active online participation of youth role models from socially disadvantaged groups in both formal and non-formal/community-based education settings. To this end, ACTIon will adapt two innovative good practices that utilise offline and online training models and tools. ACTIon is coordinated by nexus institute and brings together six partners from five countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, North Macedonia. Read more

3D-Print - Training

The aim of the 3D-Print project is to provide support for the educational and training challenges related to equipping the future workforce with relevant and needed skills to participate in the 3D printing revolution. The key focus of the project is on providing an entry-level, easily accessible courses that could motivate adults with fewer qualifications. This two-year Erasmus+ project unites five partners from UK, Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, and Portugal. Read more

Projects to look at

CDDC conference: "Crowddreaming: Youth Co-Create Digital Culture" on 25 March

The online conference aims to present the results of the CDDC project; to offer food for thought with two keynotes from experts in the field of digital cultural heritage and innovation; and to provide a space for discussion with the representatives of different stakeholders on why we need stronger collaboration between cultural heritage and education sectors across Europe. You will have the opportunity to explore Europa Square, the pinnacle of the project that hosts 80 digital scenes created by 80 groups of students under the mentorship of their teachers from Croatia, Greece, Latvia, and Italy. Find out more and register.

 Participate in the focus groups “ReWrite your story” on 9 or 11 March

The focus groups of ReStory Project are addressed to e-facilitators working with seniors. The session aims to identify the e-facilitator needs and the challenges they experience in their workplace, as well as to map their interest towards storytelling and artistic techniques. The focus group will be held online in English, on 9 and 11 March 2021 at 15:00-16:30, in the form of a guided interactive session. Learn more and register here.

RAYUELA: A fun way to fight cybercrime

RAYUELA is a Horizon 2020 project that brings together law enforcement agencies, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, legal experts, computer scientists, ethicists, philosophers and engineers to develop innovative methodologies for enhanced cybersecurity. RAYUELA’s main goal is to better understand the drivers and human factors affecting cyber-criminality, thus empowering and educating young target groups to a more conscious and aware use of the Internet through gaming, in a preventive and mitigating action to reduce cybercriminal behaviour. How do we plan to do it? Read RAYUELA newsletter to find out and check the project website.

A Guide on STE(A)M Education Policies and Educators' Needs

STEAMonEdu project consortium developed a Guide on STE(A)M education policies and educators' needs. The guide presents in a comprehensive way the STE(A)M education policies identified and/or produced by the community members and the needs of the educators in order to implement them. The project partners developed a methodological framework in order to identify, select, and analyze STE(A)M in education policies. Learn more

"Librarianship in Europe - Mapping Professional Needs" report is out

The report by the BIblio project consortium aims to identify the skills gap in the Belgian, Bulgarian, Greek, Italian, and Latvian library sector (mainly focused on public libraries) resulting from the digital transformation. Each section of the report examines the national results and draws up a comparative analysis for each research activity. Finally, two emerging job profiles are suggested based on the research results. You can check the executive summary and full report here.

Digital Skillshift Training phase completed – find out more in the webinar!

Despite the pandemic, there have been 16 editions of the Digital Skillshift course in the three pilot countries - France, Germany, and Italy - with 220 people completing the "Digital Assistant" course. A webinar on 22 March will help delegates understand the Digital SkillShift curriculum, explore the learning content and present the evaluation approach. Find out more

ICTSkills4All: Empowering Older People for the Digital World

The aim of the ICTSkills4All project is to develop and pilot an intergenerational and peer-to-peer ICT Learning Programme to improve confidence, digital skills and online safety of older people with no or very basic digital skills. At the project closing event titled “Empowering older people for the digital world through intergenerational and peer learning” on 10 February 2021, more than 100 delegates heard from a panel of experts and the project partners about the issues and approaches surrounding this topic. Check the event report and watch the recording here.

ICT4 the Elderly Handbook

"ICT for the Elderly" project consortium is creating the wiki-based  ICT4 the Elderly Handbook that serves as a toolkit and training space for trainers and trainees working on digital skills for the elderly.  The goal of the handbook is to serve as a collaborative documentation space for all participants in our training activities. This is how we define our online academy: an open, public space, easily accessible, with useful content (scenarios, educational resources and results) for other people to reuse. Check it out

First year of Social Hackademy - what has been done?

The project partners are proud to present the following achievements after the first year: the project has upscaled Social Hackathon Umbria Methodology; developed three curricula for training in: native mobile app development, web design, and visual and graphic design; launched #hackAD online platform, and built four national teams of trainers. Learn more

 Smart-DevOps Specialisation Courses for Smart City Professionals under way

Following the successful implementation of the DevOps Competences for Smart Cities MOOC in January, Smart DevOps project partners propelled towards the next big task, conducting specialisation courses for three Smart Cities job profiles: Smart City Planner, Smart City IT Manager, Smart City IT Officer. The courses are being implemented in Cyprus, Germany, Greece and Italy for over 270 participants. Learn more about the courses in this blog.

 DocEnhance project marks its first year

Horizon 2020 DocEnhance partners’ annual meeting was held online on 11-12 January, with members of the consortium and external advisory board. It was packed with insightful information about the project's latest developments, including the career-tracking survey, regional workshops on transferable skills, and upcoming three pilot courses on transferable skills. Read more about the meeting and check the DocEnhance second newsletter to learn what has been done so far.

DREAMS Project Webinar on Digital Storytelling with Roma Parents

The DREAMS project consortium organized the International Webinar on Digital Storytelling with Roma Parents on 3 December 2020. Digital stories made by Roma parents from Belgium, Bulgaria, and Romania were presented and discussed with project consortium members and general public participants. During the event, the direct and indirect benefits of using the project methodology were also analysed. Read more about it here.
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