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2018: Citizens 100% digital: building digital citizenship through inclusive activities, enhanced competence and wider usage of online services

ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 in Italy was run in collaboration between ERVET and Fondazione Mondo Digitale. Learn about their activities below

ERVET (Emilia Romagna Valorizzazione Economica del Territorio, Bologna) was the National Partner for the ALL DIGITAL Week in Italy for the fourth time.

As in previous years, almost 30 local partners collaborated with Regione Emilia-Romagna and the Pane e Internet network to run the campaign events. School students, in particular, were both actors and recipients of many initiatives.

Together with the National Revenue Agency, PeI Points organized 5 introductory meetings to promote the Agency’s online services to citizens. These activities are part of a wider programme to promote a regular use of advanced online services by the regional administration, not only among senior citizens, but also workers and adults in general. Young people are called to contribute to this effort.

With local secondary school students, PeI Points organized in various locations training sessions for seniors on using smartphones.

PeI Points in Modena and Reggio Emilia ran two promotional events set up by EWMD Reggio-Modena for the Coding Summer Camp for Girls, attended by over 250 students.

Servizio Marconi TSI, the digital team of the Regional School Office of Italian Ministry of Education organized 9 hands-on workshops with over 150 teachers on digital practices and tools in education.

Teachers and students of Italian L2 courses at adult education school CPIA Modena 1 were trained on the digital library service EmiLib. Libraries in Modena and others cities promoted the new service also to citizens.

Open Group, Ervet, and Fondazione Aldini Valeriani conducted a workshop of the COLIBLITE project (COmmunity LIBraries and digital LITEracy skills for disadvantaged children, http://www.miramedia.nl/projecten/internationaal-coliblite.htm), which explored the digital competence needs of teachers, librarians, and youth workers to develop digital citizenship among young people.

The European Digital Competence framework for citizens DigComp was presented in a technical seminar by ERVET and the Regional government to the vocational training centers of Emilia Romagna.

Other events concerned: universal design for learning (UDL) in multimedia content production (Dept. of Education Science Bologna University); FabLab activities at Casa Corsini (Fiorano, Modena) and Officine On/Off Parma (inclusive coding and robotics lab with Asphi Foundation), mobile applications to support family caregivers (Anziani e non solo, http://www.appsforcarers.eu/), tips and apps to improve seniors’ life (Asphi Foundation in Parma).

ERVET and its 29 partners offered 38 events for 980 people and reached 30,000 through online and offline channels.

Highlights of the campaign

Making students and young people in general active contributors to the digital transformation is becoming a priority in Emilia Romagna.

Pane e Internet, in collaboration with schools, Fondazione Golinelli and others, trains and involves ever more secondary school students as e-facilitators (in public libraries, in smartphone training events for seniors etc.), by taking advantage of the school-work alternation scheme which became compulsory in 2015 for all those attending the last 3 years of secondary education.

Promoting greater gender equality in ICT and STEM education is part of this priority. EWMD Reggio-Modena two promotional meetings of the 2018 Digital Girls Summer Camp stirred much enthusiasm among both students and teachers, and over 70 girls registered to it after the events. The camp is run by teachers and tutors from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Contact: Mr. Stefano Kluzer 


Another Italian partner was Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD), which had been the partner for five previous editions of the campaign as well.

FMD runs many projects and initiatives for young and unemployed people to gain soft and digital skills through educational and training programs. FMD sees this aspect as central so that they can become competitive in the job market and in general, for a sustainable local and social development.

From 19 to 25 March, FMD organized 19 workshops for 500 students at the Innovation Gym of Rome and in Milan. Thanks to the collaboration of experts, students took part in many activities: from coding and robotics laboratories dedicated to young female students to activities for creating a media art opera.

In addition FMD promoted 4 events in collaboration with Facebook and other national organizations for the #SheMeansBusiness project. About 400 women took part in free training dedicated to digital entrepreneurship in Palermo, Naples, Pescara and Verona.

From March 15th to 18th, the FMD participated in the Milan Digital Week with 7 events organized in collaboration with some important ICT companies (Cisco, Olivetti, Facebook, Acer, Google, Epson, Microsoft) to make young people aware of the use of new technologies.

Altogether, FMD with 25 partners involved 1,000 people in 30 training and awareness raising events, and 2,000 in promotional events.

Media coverage examples:

PHOTOS from ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 (FMD)

The campaign will be promoted at local and national level through different channels:
– FMD’s official website (www.mondodigitale.org) and newsletter;
– FMD’s Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/fmdigitale
– Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FondazioneMondoDigitale/
– Twitter https://twitter.com/fmdigitale

Contact: Francesca Meini


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