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What is ALL DIGITAL Week?
The pan-European ALL DIGITAL Week is an annual digital empowerment campaign run at digital competence centres, libraries, schools, community centres and non-profits across Europe, bringing 100,000 Europeans every year in exciting online and offline events tackling digital transformation and its effects. Originally called Get Online Week, it has been organised since 2010 and has involved over one million people.
Supported by corporations, NGOs and public authorities, the campaign is organized each year in March by ALL DIGITAL (formerly Telecentre-Europe), an umbrella organisation that represents European networks of digital competence centres.
During the week of 25-31 March 2019, the campaign wishes to send a strong message to Europeans that they should take active steps towards understanding and benefiting from the digital transformation, by learning new media literacy and digital skills and by developing an adaptive mindset.
The ALL DIGITAL Week gives people tools and approaches to enhance their digital skills and help them to be more adaptive with respect to their working skills. The campaign will:
- Advocate for a lifelong learning approach to enhancing digital skills in an ever changing and increasingly digital-oriented society
- Promote media literacy and critical thinking
- Build safety and trust in technology by developing cybersecurity skills
- Develop skillsets for workforces affected by digital transformation
Underpinning these themes there will be a range of events and activities covering a variety of topics from digital literacy and digital citizenship to coding and STEM skills for society.
Why do we need ALL DIGITAL Week in Europe?
of the EU population have insufficient level of digital skills
Of EU labour force have no basic digital skills
Have never been online
Are not confident they can identify disinformation
Believe that robots will take their jobs
Stats from Digital Economy and Society Index report DESI (1,2,3), Fake news and disinformation online report (4), Attitudes towards the impact of digitisation and automation on daily life survey findings (5)
How to get involved
You can participate in the campaign in various ways – as a partner, event organiser, supporter and, of course, as a participant. Learn more in the Get involved section and check what events are planned in various countries.
If you still have questions about your involvement, please contact us.
Also, the Unite-IT platform provides networking opportunities for event organisers, hosts the photos, videos and stories from ALL DIGITAL Week.
History of ALL DIGITAL Week
ALL DIGITAL WEEK has followed in the footsteps of the European Get Online Week run between 2010 and 2017, as one of the major pan-European awareness raising campaigns on digital skills for inclusion and employment.
The original Get Online Week was inspired by the campaign with the same name run by Good Things Foundation and Online Centres Network in the UK.
ALL DIGITAL (formerly known as Telecentre-Europe) extended it to the European level, to get new computer users online by helping them to get through the doors of their local ICT learning centres, enabling the staff to build people’s confidence to move on into a more structured learning. In 2010-2018, the campaign reached over 1 000 000 Europeans in more than 20 000 learning centres across Europe. Thanks to the campaign, more than 170,000 people have used the Internet for the very first time.
Among the earliest and staunchest supporters of the European Get Online Week was Telecentre.org Foundation, one of the founders of Telecentre Europe. The Foundation lent support in various ways, including engaging its global community to expand Get Online Week and bring it to other regions like Africa and the Middle East.