From digiblahaa to digiahaa

In 2018, ALL DIGITAL Week will be ogranised for the first time in Findland thanks to the new partnership with Bildningsalliansen and Make it Finland.

Bildningsalliansen is the umbrella organisation for non-formal adult education in Swedish in Finland. It is working for an open, accessible and democratic society and has been supporting digital inclusion since 2013 through their network Inkludera Flera. Bildningsalliansen’s natural way of working is through networking and open collaboration, the method to be in planning and carrying out ALL DIGITAL Week in Finland.

Bildningsalliansen has issued an open call to all their members nationwide and their network affiliates to organize local ALL DIGITAL Week events in libraries, public spaces and non-formal schools and institutions.

In order to bring the Week to public attention, the focus is on arranging a large public event in Helsinki on the first day of the campaign, 19 March. That day a house in downtown Helsinki will fill up with digital things all day long. Schools, study groups and active association members of the event partners are invited. The aim is to fill three floors with three different programme channels, including a code corner, a game corner, key notes, dialogue, pop-up presentations live podcasting, you tubing and other interactive programme points.  Bildningsalliansen also wants to connect to ALL DIGITAL Week events in the Baltic states during the day over Skype, in order to foster and support a European dimension.

With its 30 partners, Bildningsalliansen anticipates to involve 500 participants in the campaign events.

Contact: Mr Johanni Larjanko 

The other partner is Make It Finland, a nonprofit organisation, which wants to give all citizens equal possibilities to participate actively and responsibly in the increasingly digitalised society.

Make It Finland will invite nonprofit organisations, schools, universities, public libraries and private companies to arrange events, support the campaign and spread the word. It will run an information campaign focused on digital competence in Swedish, Finnish and English on its Facebook page.

* A Make It Festival will be arranged in Turku on Saturday March 17, as a kick-off for the ALL DIGITAL Week.
* Events and workshops open to everyone will be arranged at libraries and schools (e.g. on fake news, programming, making, VR & AR, ..)
* Schools will be invited to arrange events for both teachers and students.

With its 50 partners, Make It Finland plans to engage 1,500 participants in the ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 activities.

Contact: Linda Mannila