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Best events of ALL DIGITAL Week 2019

All events added to the map automatically entered the BEST EVENT contest. Out of over 1500 events the jury selected 14 finalists, and now we are happy to announce the THREE WINNERS.

The winners will be celebrated at the ALL DIGITAL Summit in Bologna in October!

Web 2.0 Tools in Classroom Teaching

Conducted by Biljana Popovic from Elementary School Knez Sima Marković, Barajevo, Serbia.

Among teachers there are many digital novices and also those who do not accept modern technologies at all. Biljana Popovic from Barajevo, Serbia, believes that it should be changed if we want students to be active, engaged, and motivated for learning.

During ALL DIGITAL Week, teacher Biljana Popovic  organised an event for her colleagues from elementary school Knez Sima Markovic to  introduce them to Web 2.0 tools. Most of the teachers hadn’t had any training on this topic and didn’t know what those tools were.

First, teachers were introduced to a variety of web.2 tools; learned why and when to use them in teaching and were recommended online and offline courses in case they want to master those. And after that they were shown a practical application of such work – the e-Twinning online event realized by/in 4 schools “Get off the plastic, pull on the nature” as part of ALL DIGITAL Week.

Read more about the event in the blog Web 2.0 tools in classroom teaching and check it on the map.

Web VR-Jam

Organised by IT4Youth Centre in Togliatti / Togliatti State University

Among an incredible diversity of exciting and inspiring events provided by Togliatti State University within ALL DIGITAL Week, the first hackathon on creating web-based virtual reality apps Web VR Jam was an absolute hit! Over 100 teenagers from 14 schools of Togliatti and the region took part in it. To provide access to all young VR enthusiasts, who applied for the hackathon but couldn’t travel for the live version, the organizers hosted an online event.

As VR and AR technologies are very new, skilled trainers and experts provided training for the participants first. The teams had to come up with an idea of a virtual world and prepare required additional material (videos and images), describe their projects according the requirements, and of course create their apps.

The top fifteen teams will take part in the final that will be held within the Science Festival in autumn 2019.

Read more about the event in the blog Let’s Jam – It’s time to create virtual reality worlds!  and check the event on the map

All Digital Challenge (#RetoAllDigital)

Run by AUPEX, Spain

The #RetoAllDigital is a training activity organized by AUPEX, where users are the protagonists of local awareness-raising campaigns, focusing on digitalization of cultural heritage, digital transformation and relevant local elements. Over 200 people participated during ALL DIGITAL Week in a two-phase training with a collaborative approach

Workshop I – Content co-creation:

First, participants co-created different digital content inspired by local topics – videos, podcasts, pictures, interviews about their own traditions, monuments, celebrations, local economy, famous people, etc. It was uploaded online and linked to QR codes in specific locations in their towns. Thus they built a local map of QR codes, that neighbours and tourists can check from their smartphones.

Workshop II – App development

Users developed apps with the guidance of e-facilitators. All created apps were uploaded to Google Play Store, so anyone can download and install them. An app allows users to access this content and takes them through a test that includes questions related to different co-created digital content. Once all the questions are correctly answered, users receive their badge, certifying their knowledge on relevant local information.

Results: 19 digital competence centres in Extremadura were involved in this activity. 16 different Apps have been created by local users with no previous experience. After these two workshops, locals and visitors participated (and will participate) in the Challenge, learning about their communities in a fun and engaging way.

Read about the event in the blog  RetoAllDigital – ALL DIGITAL Challenge and check the events on the map by filtering by country (Spain) and name ALL DIGITAL CHALLENGE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

They will be celebrated in Bologna at the ALL DIGITAL Summit 2019!

 

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ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 helped 130,000 people to improve their digital skills

43% of European citizens lack digital skills to be able to fully participate in and benefit from the digital society. To support them and raise awareness of the importance of digital skills training, ALL DIGITAL together with its partners has been running the pan-European campaign ALL DIGITAL Week every March since 2010.

Over 2500 organisations in 31 countries joined the 10th edition of ALL DIGITAL Week to offer over 3600 training and awareness raising events to 130,000 participants. Many thanks to all the partners who organised and supported the activities of ALL DIGITAL Week, this is our joint success!

ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 was held under the patronage of Mr Tibor Navracsics, Member of the European Commission and supported by Liberty Global, Certiport and Google Europe.

Certiport is thrilled to be part of ALL DIGITAL Week,” said Ray Murray, Vice President and General Manager – IT, Pearson VUE. “We believe that certification is the best measure of return on investment in digital skills education and we are committed to working to include the 43 percent of Europeans who still do not have the digital skills needed for today’s workplace.” Certiport also involved their Authorized Partners to run activities under the ALL DIGITAL Week, and many of them offered free training and certification. Read more

This year the campaign was run in conjunction with European Media Literacy Week and had a strategic support from major European organisations: Lifelong Learning Platform, European Schoolnet, Europeana, Public Libraries 2030, CEPIS, European Banking Federation, Digital SME Alliance, European Cybercrime Centre of Europol.

With Google Europe ALL DIGITAL organised a training of trainers in Brussels on Be Internet Citizens curriculum. The participants then organised their own training events on Media Literacy and Disinformation in their countries.

On 26 March,  ALL DIGITAL and the Lifelong Learning Platform gathered European stakeholders to tackle the burning issue of digital skills and media literacy. How do we work together to support them? This was the key question that representatives of EU institutions, civil society organisations, education institutions and practitioners discussed at The 43 event.

And of course, as in all other years, a range of activities were held by ALL DIGITAL Week partners in 31 countries. The three major topics of 2019 campaign were:

  • Promote media literacy by developing critical thinking and digital literacy
  • Build safety and trust in technology by developing cybersecurity skills
  • Enhance employability by developing the right skills for the new digital jobs.

All the partners promoted those topics, and of course basic digital skills have also been in the focus. You can see examples of activities across countries in this blogpost.

Germany

What are the campaign highlights in different countries?

    • The second ALL DIGITAL Week in Finland expanded this year to five regions of the country and offered workshops, lectures, hands-on training, discussions, digital fairs, maker spaces, panel discussions, digital first aid, digi-walks and much more.
    • In Extremadura, Spain the four main training scenarios were offered in different centres, each devoted to one of the topics of the campaign: Don’t Be Fooled, All Digital Ring, 3D Dare and All Digital Challenge.
    • In Slovenia the focus was on training basic digital skills for people over 55 and seniors, through intergenerational cooperation – by and with the help of young pupils.

Slovenia

  • In the UK, In partnership with Google Digital, UpSkill Digital provided training in universities, public libraries, job expos and business events, helping to upskill people with the necessary skills for their job and business success.
  • The campaign in Serbia had the idea to promote Digital and Media Literacy as a part of the process of Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education.
  • In Germany the focus was on digital media in education and the digital inclusion of all target groups, especially the disadvantaged populations.

Spain

  • In Croatia, librarians (among others) learned how to use micro:bit computers in various school subjects, to then transfer knowledge to young people who come to libraries.
  • In Bulgaria, trainers from regional and municipal libraries in partnership with schools, NGOs and regional offices responsible for cybersecurity talked with children about personal information protection, safe communication on social networks, and how to surf safe on the Internet.
  • For the first ALL DIGITAL Week in Armenia, a set of video materials was prepared by young people in schools and highlighting the topics of Internet Safety, Cyber Risks, Digital Awareness.

    Armenia

  • In Cyprus the “Coding our future” workshops were held to engage primary school children in gaining coding skills.
  • In Italy the organisers are especially proud of their collaboration with industry partners: Facebook, Microsoft, Free Formers, Olivetti, Ericsson, etc, with the help of which they offered workshops to various target groups.

Italy

The top six countries involving the largest numbers of participants were (again) Latvia, Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, and Sweden.

  • In Latvia, 202 cities, municipalities and parishes organised 600 events for 28,000 people. The highlight of the campaign in Latvia was the “Digital Skills for Future Digital Work” day, targeting young people (aged 12-19) to promote ICT careers and digital jobs.
  • 263 libraries, kindergartens, children’s learning centers, schools, colleges, universities and non-profits in Russia involved over 23,000 participants from 57 urban and rural locations in various events from online safety and career guidance to robotics, big data and VR hackathon.

Russia, training at the hospital

  • In Lithuania over 500 public libraries joined the campaign. The week was especially interesting and useful for people working with youth: teachers, librarians, future teachers. Many webinars and the conference “Development of digital competence: When and How“ were organized to share the latest information on the use of technology in education. Over 15,000 people participated in activities.
  • In Romania over 150 partners – schools, public libraries, NGOs, public access points, computer clubs, may of which in small and rural communities – offered workshops in First Click, IC3 Simulations, programming with Minecraft, Micro:bit, etc. for 11,000 people
  • Campaign in Poland was focused mainly on critical thinking and media literacy topics, but other important issues like encouraging young people to coding education were also highlighted. 192 organisations conducted over 400 events, many of them using the ready-made scenarios, for 11,000 people.
  • In Sweden 148 locations offered events for 9,000 people; some were mini-fairs where visitors could get help with different e-services from providers such as municipalities, bank offices, publishers and local authorities, others were pop-up libraries and pop-up-digital-helpdesks.

Out of all the events presented on ALL DIGITAL map, the organising committee has chosen 14 finalists of the Best Event Contest, out of which the ALL DIGITAL jury selected 3 best events. The winners will be celebrated at the ALL DIGITAL Summit in Bologna in October 2019.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PARTNERS
ON A SUCCESSFUL 2019 CAMPAIGN and …

SEE YOU IN 2020!

 

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Finalists of the Best ALL DIGITAL Week Event contest

This year over 1,500 events have been added to the #alldigitalweek map. All the events automatically entered the Best Event competition, the information about which was disseminated by our national partners and presented on our website.

What did the event organisers have to do to participate in the contest?

  1. Add the event to the Map of events;
  2.  After the event was conducted, they went back to the form to update it: they had to add a detailed description of the event, photos, and quotes from participants.

  3. Organisers could also publish the blog about the event on Unite-IT platform and add the link to the description (preferred option);
  4.  The finalists were chosen by ALL DIGITAL staff

The scale and variety of events was truly impressive, and it was not easy to choose the best ones.

The ALL DIGITAL Week team selected 14 best events for the jury’s consideration (presented in no particular order):

Collage of photos from best events

Congratulations to all finalists! Now the jury is assessing the finalists to choose THREE best events.

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Glimpses of ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 events

The official ALL DIGITAL Week has just finished, and what a week it has been! Already now there are over 1,200 events on the ALL DIGITAL Week map for more than 70,000 participants who  took part in the training, seminars, workshops, and other initiatives brought by partners in 29 European countries.

While our event organisers are still adding their events (you have two more weeks to add your events to the map), we would like to give you some glimpses of a huge variety of events of ALL DIGITAL Week 2019.

ALL DIGITAL Week is still a big digital inclusion campaign, and all of our partners offered basic digital skills training – from basic digital literacy courses and drop-in consultations to workshops on using smartphones and online communications tools to digital payments and using e-services. But what else has been offered according to our main topics?

Build trust in technology

Online safety training in Poland

On the topic of Cybersecurity and online safety our partners in different countriesheld press-conferences, workshops and awareness-raising events to offer tools for online safety and privacy protection.For example, in Romania a few events for schoolchildren were raising awareness about digital threats and teaching cybersecurity and rules of online behaviour – Netiquette. Digital Citizenship workshop in Poland for teenagers explained why and how large companies collect big data online and how we can manage our privacy as citizens of digital societies.  Ethical Hacker training in Croatia taught  how to hack to help users defend themselves in case of a cyber-attack. A serious of workshops in Lithuania gave practical tips for banking with code cards.

Online safety training in Armenia

Participants of Teen Internet School in Germany learned how to develop reflection skills on their  own digital use patterns, exploring the concept of digital footprint.  ‘Internet Hoaxes’ in Spain trained participants how to identify the sources or false or fraudulent content and to know the “dangers” to be more secure.  In Italy the workshops were aimed at teaching parents how to deal with adolescents and protect them from online threats.

Develop Media Literacy Skills

A lot of the events on Media Literacy are coming from Bulgaria, Germany, Lithuania, Serbia, Spain, Italy. Media Education Centre held a series of Media Literacy workshops in different parts of Serbia as a part of the national campaign about the importance of the creation of the new digital tools for development of the Global Citizenship Education.

Fake news workshop in Poland

In the series of events organised at Bulgarian libraries, journalists shared their experience on how to recognize fake news and the importance of critical thinking in media literacy.  In Germany one of the workshops studied health from the Internet phenomenon and how reliable the information is. In Lithuania, through a series of quizzes and games, in a fun and engaging way participants could brush up their knowledge on our digital world, identifying fake news and using media literacy skills.

In Extremadura, Spain a hundred ‘Don’t be fooled’ workshops were run; they started with a form where users are asked about the reliability of -fake- job offers, confusing ads/headlines and current controversial information. Once the form is completed, users receive feedback with tips, advice, and reflections on how to proceed. After that, a discussion was led by eFacilitators and supported by a presentation that help users understand concepts such as post-truth, disinformation, media and information literacy, critical thinking, as well as the role of active citizenship in promoting media literacy

Developing right skills for new jobs

Digital Storytelling for educators in Italy

Under Employment and Entrepreneurship, there were also events in different countries, including Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Spain, UK and Ukraine aimed at young people or adults to search employment online, making use of the social and educational resources. For example, the workshops in Sweden in Italy taught how to boost businesses with the help of online marketing strategies, in France – how to do computer-assisted embroidery. In Ukraine the university organised a series of events under the umbrella name “Digital Jobs – new opportunities” dedicated to the emergence of new professions driven by the development of digital technologies, as well as the organization of an effective digital workplace for traditional professions.

Digital skills for jobs in Spain

In the Vologda region of Russia there was a conference ‘Digital Transformation: the workforce vector’ discussed the job market trends and ways to address the digital transformation in re-skilling and upskilling the workforce. In the UK examples of activities included ‘Digital Skills for social enterprises, teaching self-promotional skills in job search, and how social media can help business grow as part of Google Digital Garage. A few of Certiport’s national partners joined the campaign and organised training and certification for better employment opportunities. Thus, Prodigy Learning in Ireland and the UK offered free Microsoft Certifications, These IT certifications deliver job-ready skills, improving employability for students and productivity for employees.”

A lot of events were also devoted to developing coding skills both for enhancing career opportunities as well as involving more people in STEM careers. Those activities included Programming with Robot Finch in Bulgaria; Minecraft4CODE in Romania, and a number of workshops in Croatia – on robotics, video games programming, coding with micro:bit, and lots of Coding Club workshops.

CodeClub in Croatia

THINK DIGITAL! The future is here in Italy illustrated how and why it is important to get involved in STEM studies and digital technologies. A Forum @Women’s Leadership in STEM Companies in Ukraine was organised to attract women in STEM careers and develop their leadership potential.

Here was just a glimpse from the diverse and all-inclusive events. Keep an eye on ALL DIGITAL Week site, many more events are coming!

If you haven’t done it yet, you still have time until 15 of April. To recognise the efforts of helping to develop digital skills for children, adults and the elderly, all event organizers will receive certificates.

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Working together to support the 43%

…of Europeans lacking digital skills

On 26 March,  ALL DIGITAL and the Lifelong Learning Platform gathered European stakeholders to tackle the burning issue of digital skills and media literacy. 43% of European citizens lack digital skills to be able to fully participate in and benefit from the digital society. How do we work together to support them? This was the key question that representatives of EU institutions, civil society organisations, education institutions and practitioners came together to discuss at The 43 event as part of the ALL DIGITAL Week.

Watch the introduction video

The speakers and panelists were:

The discussion was moderated by Andrea Parola, European E-Skills Association

Looking at the complex picture behind the figure of 43% as an EU average was a recurring theme of the day. Big differences are evident between countries (especially on the North-South and West-East divides) as well as within countries between rural and urban areas. Adapting efforts to address this diversity was a message shared by several speakers.

Considering digital skills within the broader view of social inclusion was also a pivotal point of the debate. Rodrigo Ballester, from the Cabinet of Commissioner Navracsics, stressed that beyond skills mismatches we need to think about inclusion and “digital citizenship”. This includes the promotion of critical thinking and media literacy skills in all sectors of education. He underlined that in many cases young people may perceive themselves as digitally “confident” but are not digitally “competent”, and this strikes an important difference.

Lara Orlandi, from DG CONNECT, further built on this statement to explain that the concept of media literacy has now entered the common discourse in Europe and is indeed at the centre of institutional concerns. Lara talked about the EU Media Literacy Week organised by DG CONNECT on 18-23 May  to draw the public attention to the issue of disinformation, importance of professional quality journalism and media literacy skills and education. This goes hand-in-hand – we need to find a sustainable model for quality journalism and provide consumers/readers with the right skills to decode the messages and be more media literate. Some of the takeaways from the conference are:

  • Media, public authorities and regulators should work together to promote media literacy
  • Media literacy should be part of school curricula
  • Reaching out to older users is an increasingly recognised challenge
  • Self-regulation and trusted media labels would contribute to a trusted and diverse media environment.

The Digital Competence Framework (DigComp) can indeed be a starting point in identifying the skills gap, as Yves Punie, from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, pointed out. DigComp identifies the main components of digital competencies and breaks them down to deliver the framework of what is needed in European societies. Ilona Kish from Public Libraries 2030 recalled that it is not just a question of digital skills themselves but about “how we live and work together in the digital shift”.

Other panellists like Andras Szucs, from the European Distance and E-learning Network, and Fiona Fanning, Certiport, stressed the need to improve our system of digital learning by starting to promote policy and practice across the whole of Europe and beyond.

With so many campaigns, how is it possible to make yours efficient?

All the panellists agreed that methods and approaches depend on the purpose, scale, and target groups.

  • Multi-stakeholder multi-sectoral partnerships are relevant for the success.  It is crucial to design it in collaboration with different stakeholders working on all the levels. You need to engage widely with national and European stakeholders, bringing the national politicians and important respected personalities. E.g., for a Europe-wide campaign, we need to involve national partners and local grassroots organisations to ensure the relevance and credibility.
  • Avoid duplications so that we align and join forces together – thus we can reach much wider audiences.
  • Decide beforehand what the campaign is trying to achieve in the short, medium and long term, and consider carefully the expected impact – reach 100 000 people or really change the lives of 100 in a meaningful way? Sometimes you would need to educate funders of the campaign to adopt meaningful measures

Fiona Fanning mentioned the EAST methodology the Certiport and their partners are using while designing the campaigns, which in short means:

  • E – make it easy and effortless. Make it easy for people to get the skills they need
  • A – attractive – make it enjoyable, personalised, speak to their motivation, try to provide incentives
  • S – social – people like social interaction as part of their learning experience,
  • T – timely – targeted to when the people are most receptive and most feeling the need.

Which tools to use – leaflets, ads, banners, or maybe pigeons 😊 – depends on the target audience. For people who are not digitally literate, you cannot put ads online, you should go to social organisations and libraries and have some leaflets printed; for young people – schools and social media. Andras provocatively commented that at large we are working with consumers who are looking for the interest. There are many tools that are still relevant, appropriate to use, not too expensive, and social media is among those. And in that respect, ‘consumers’ personal interests include being active on social media to share information, and this is what sustains the information sharing.

Yves Punie suggested that another instrument for campaigns could be self-assessment tools and gave an example of SELFIE raising a number of digital competences issues on a school level for students and teachers. It is a self-reflection exercise, but also an important instrument of awareness raising.

Ilona Kish emphasized that with all the approaches we need to remember that the focal point of any campaign should be the impact. Why does it matter? Why is this important for a particular person? And this is where storytelling comes in place and can be an extremely efficient tool.

Ilona also emphasized the importance of exchange across countries and projects. Currently, on the one hand, there are many effective initiatives on national level, which are not reproducible across different countries, and on the other – there is a huge amount of replication, dozens of equally good initiatives. So we should look at better sharing the knowledge and resource.

And with that in mind, the second part of the meeting was devoted to sharing the experiences and projects  – participants also had the chance to learn about a diverse collection of inspiring practices in supporting citizens to acquire digital skills and media literacy, including:

You can see presentations and links to videos on our main website all-digital.org

 

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ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 launched across 29 countries supported by 1500 organisations

2019 year marks the tenth campaign, which started in 2010 from digital inclusion and bringing people online and has grown into a major digital empowerment campaign, supported by governments, businesses, academia and civil society.

At large the campaign encourages Europeans to take active steps towards understanding digital transformation and benefiting from it by developing an adaptive mindset and lifelong learning approach in our ever-changing and increasingly digital world.  This is done through thousands of activities covering the full range of digital skills from basic digital and media literacy to cybersecurity, robotics and Internet of Things.

This year ALL DIGITAL Week is held under the patronage of Mr Tibor Navracsics, Member of the European Commission and supported by Liberty Global, Certiport and Google Europe. It is run in partnership with major European organisations: Lifelong Learning Platform, European Schoolnet, Europeana, Public Libraries 2030, CEPIS, European Banking Federation, Digital SME Alliance, European Cybercrime Centre of Europol.

Indeed, ALL DIGITAL Week is a big multi-stakeholder multi-sectoral initiative celebrating digital!

Our national partners lead the campaign activities in their countries, and all the events are run by thousands of local organisations – digital competence centres, libraries, schools, universities, community centres, governments and agencies – and we salute our digital champions!

The week has started with over 800 events for 60,000 participants who will be involved in training, seminars, workshops, conferences and other initiatives brought by over 1500 partner organisations in 29 European countries. This is just the beginning, more events are added daily – keep an eye on the map of events!

Five new organisations have joined the campaign as national partners this year:

  • Media Education Centre in Serbia will hold a series of Media Literacy workshops in different parts of Serbia as a part of the national campaign about the importance of the creation of the new digital tools for development of the Global Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainable Development in Serbia.
  • Centro Studi Citta di Foligno (CSF) for the first time will lead the campaign in the Umbria region of Italy. Each day of the campaign will be devoted to a specific target group – schools, local authorities, SMEs, industry – and will include a thematic workshop for them and a round table discussion for social sector on how better serve this groups.
  • Prodigy Learning’s campaign in Ireland and UK involves around 100 Testing Centres that will run Test Fest’s across ALL DIGITAL Week, where they open up their testing lab and offer MOS and MCE Certification Exams for free to all candidates. Running a day/ week of Test Fests gives all learners the opportunity to test their digital skills and earn globally, industry-recognised certification from Microsoft.
  • Upskill Digital in the UK has over 30 training events, workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions in G Suite, Digital Marketing, Employability Skills, Data & Analytics, and Cybersecurity. In London, the Google Digital Garage Bus is traveling to all 32 boroughs, providing digital skills and mentoring for job seekers and small business owners.
  • For the first time, ALL DIGITAL Week comes to Armenia and is led by STEM Society in partnership with Safer Internet Armenia Programme. Events and training activities will enable young people and adults learn new digital skills and practice their creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills. They will empower young people with a wide set of skills to understand and protect their safety and privacy online, know how to use, create and share online content in a responsible manner.

Want to know more about what is happening in various countries? Check our PARTNERS section and also browse through EVENTS on that map.

Keep an eye on our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @AllDigitalEU and check  #alldigitalweek.

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Certiport Supports European ALL DIGITAL Week 2019

Certiport and European Partners Promote Digital Skills with Free Certification and Training Events

Brussels, 22 March 2019

 

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business and the leading provider of performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners, today announced their support for European ALL DIGITAL Week 2019. This pan-European campaign sends a strong message to all citizens on the importance of learning new media literacy and digital skills in order to understand and benefit from the digital transformation. ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 takes place from March 25-29, 2019.

Laurentiu Bunescu, CEO of ALL DIGITAL, said, “We organise ALL DIGITAL Week to support Europeans in their digital transformation journeys. More than ever, we all need to invest in digital skills for media literacy, social inclusion, employability, entrepreneurship and education.”

Some of the specific ALL DIGITAL Week events Certiport and Certiport Authorized Partners are involved in include:

  • Germany: Certiport partner Certnet will organise a free workshop on Microsoft Office Specialist on March 26.
  • Ireland and the UK: Certiport partner Prodigy Learning is offering free Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Certified Educator exams.
  • Paris, France: SkillsUp is providing an open session for Adobe Certified Associate certification will be held at Intuit Lab on Wednesday, March 27.
  • Poland: Numerous sessions are organized by OpenEDG providing free digital skills training and certification including IT Academy for Adults (IC3 Digital Literacy) and Computer Systems Administrator Academy (Microsoft Technology Associate).
  • Romania: Certipro Education, Certiport’s partner in Romania, has partnered with Fundatia EOS and the National Association of Public Libraries to offer up to 500 IC3 Spark and IC3 GS5 GMetrix practice exam licenses to schools, public libraries, or other institutions to test digital literacy skills with IC3.

“Certiport is thrilled to be part of ALL DIGITAL Week,” said Ray Murray, Vice President and General Manager – IT, Pearson VUE. “We believe that certification is the best measure of return on investment in digital skills education and we are committed to working to include the 43 percent* of Europeans who still do not have the digital skills needed for today’s workplace.”

Certiport has participated in several initiatives to raise awareness and address the digital skills gap in Europe and recently received the European Code Week Certificate of Excellence for its role in engaging its vast European network of partners to scale up the impact of learning to code.

*European Commission, Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) Human Capital and Digital Skills: ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/human-capital

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional certification programs, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in 148 countries and 26 languages worldwide. For more information, www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/certiport.

“Certiport” and “MOS” are registered trademarks of Certiport, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Source  – https://certiport.pearsonvue.com/

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Tell us about your events for ALL DIGITAL Week 2019!

The map of events for 2019 is open!

The map of events is open, and we invite digital competence centres, VET providers, lifelong learning organisations, youth organisations, schools, libraries, social enterprises and anyone else interested to get involved by organising relevant events for ALL DIGITAL Week 2019.

Who is the ALL DIGITAL Week for?

The ALL DIGITAL Week is for everybody! It is to help people with no, low, or insufficient digital skills to improve them through various training activities.  Encourage your students/patrons/learners/neighbours/colleagues to try something new or learn a new skill during this week to help them be safe online, enhance their work productivity or study better, be media literate, prepare for a new job or enjoy the the communication with the loved ones.

We haven’t found out country in the list of partners. Can we participate?

ANYBODY can join the campaign. You can organise an event yourselves and let us know about it by adding it on the ALL DIGITAL Week Map.

Any ideas on which events to organise?

  • Browse our RESOURCES for inspiration
  • Get some hints from our national partners by reading the profiles in the PARTNERS section
  • Check the available events on the map

When should we add the event on the map? 

It is better to add it as soon as the even is planned. This will probably encourage others to follow your example, and you can learn by browsing events what people in different countries are planning.

After the event is conducted, you can go back to your form and describe how it went – let us know your impressions, share participants feedback and photos.

Why?

All event organisers will receive the certificate after they complete the form. If the event is described well, has photos and feedback from participants, it automatically enters the contest for the Best training or Best promo event, the winners of which will be invited to attend the ALL DIGITAL Summit in Bologna in October and will receive the travel grant.

Read more about organising events and adding events to the map

 

 

 

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Call for ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 partners

Would you like to join the biggest European digital empowerment campaign?

We invite national networks, umbrella organisations, or those with capacity to have a big regional or national reach to become partners of the European ALL DIGITAL Week on 25-31 March 2019.

The 10th edition of 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.

ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 will give 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:

  • Promote media literacy by developing critical thinking and digital literacy
  • Build safety and trust in technology by developing cybersecurity skills
  • Enhance employability by developing the right skills for the new digital jobs.

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.

If you wish to

  • Be a partner in a pan-European campaign, which has already reached over 1 125 000 people;
  • Lead the ALL DIGITAL Week activities in your country or region;
  • Get to know other organisations working to enhance digital skills in various European countries and learn about/from their experience and initiatives – find partners for possible future projects;
  • Promote your organisation and activities on the European level through our channels to a network of 60 ALL DIGITAL member organisations, 4,000+ social media followers and 1,300+ newsletter subscribers,

Learn here how to get involved and register

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Best Events of ALL DIGITAL Week 2018 celebrated in Brussels

On 18 October 2018, the ALL DIGITAL Awards Ceremony was organised in Brussels to celebrate the finalists and winners of the awards competition, organised each year to recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations across Europe that enable people to exploit the benefits and opportunities created by digital transformation.

One of the categories was the THREE Best Events of ALL DIGITAL Week 2018. That competition was held during the campaign. To enter the competition the organisers had to add their event to the map with photos, description and feedback from participants. And the jury assessed those based on the quality of content, participation, media impact, etc. Out of the events presented on the map the organisers chose three best ones.

We were very excited that all of them managed to come to Brussels to participate in the ALL DIGITAL Summit and the Awards Ceremony!

Best promo event: From Digiblaha to Digiaha, Finland
For the first time this year the ALL DIGITAL Week was organized in Finland thanks to our cooperation with Bildningsalliansen and Make it Finland. We were very excited to partner with them and hope it will continue. They really pulled their resources and organized a few events all over the country, one being a big opening day called From Digiblaha to Digiaha. 19 March became the All Digital Day. The three floors of the big house in downtown Helsinki were filled with keynotes, discussions, a digital fair, presentations, and a lot of laughter. On our Unite-IT platform you can learn more about the event with the full agenda, photos and videos – if you want to organize smth similar – you have the ready script: Finland: From Digiblaha to digiaha.

Bildningsalliansen is the organization that united various partners, and at the Ceremony it was represented by Liisa Tiainen of VTKL – The Finnish Association for the Welfare of Older People.

Other two events are the training events, and no surprise that the events from these two countries won – they have been partners in the campaign from the very beginning – Romania and Spain.

Best training event ‘Introduction to Cybersecurity’, Romania

The first ‘event’ was in fact a series of events at Ienachita Văcărescu National College in Targoviste, Romania as part of Introduction to Cybersecurity training course as part of Cisco NetAcad programme. 380 students between the ages of 15 and 17 years old attended an online course either from school or from home with support of their teachers. You can learn more in the blog Romania: “Introduction to Cybersecurity” at “Ienachita Vacarescu” National College.
The teachers from the College Anca Mihaela Rafira and Catalina Estera Vlad were present at the Ceremony.

Best training event “All Digital Ring”, Spain

It felt like the biggest media buzz was coming from Extremadura, Spain – over 1100 users participated in ALL DIGITAL Rings in various ICT centres, civic centres, libraries and other public spaces. The events were supported by ALL DIGITAL member AUPEX.  The ring is an activity based on a Scratch project, easily scalable that have been adapted to different levels of digital competence and contexts. Also, on our Unite-IT blog Spain: All Digital Ring | Scratch project to be shared there is a detailed explanation of how it is done, the links to questions and tips on how to conduct.
AUPEX and ALL DIGITAL Ring was represented by Antonio Roman-Casas.

 

The winners of ALL DIGITAL Week Best event were awarded by CEO of ALL DIGITAL Laurentiu Bunescu. CONGRATULATIONS!

From left to right: Representatives of AUPEX, ALL DIGITAL, Bildningsalliansen, Ienachita Vacarescu National College

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