2019: Ode to Digital

In 2019, ALL DIGITAL Week will be organised for the second time in Findland and will be led by Bildningsalliansen – 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 for planning and carrying out ALL DIGITAL Week in Finland.

Bildningsallianses is the main coordinator in Finland with support from its partners:

  • Enter RY (senior citizens, IT support, guidance)
  • YLE (e-sport, content on fake news, digital media, marketing)
  • Folkhälsan (resan till digitalien, gamification)
  • (library coordination)

Bildningsalliansen will organize events in four cities and encourage others to organize their own events. The ALL DIGITAL Week will be kicked off in Vaasa on 25 March, followed by events in Helsinki and Sipoo on 26 March and in Porvoo on the 27. There will be workshops on a large range of topics, popups, digi-fairs, IT Dialogues, presentations, keynote lectures, Instagram walks, e-sport-events, a digital road trip, lectures, discussions, 3D printing, VR excursions, IoT workshops, code teaching, future workshop for children, tutoring and IT-support. This is offered mainly in Finnish with several events also offered in Swedish, English and Russian. Some of the best bits of the 2018 programme will be offered again.

This year the ALL DIGITAL Week in Finland is much larger in terms of organized activities, geographical reach and event organizers. YLE and the libraries in the event cities have both taken a larger role this time, and there are local organizing committees in all cities. At the same time BIldningsalliansen is keen to coordinate and share good ideas between the local organizers. The largest event will be in the newly opened central library of Helsinki, Oodi, which is also involved in the preparation and execution of the programme.

With its 40 partners, Bildningsalliansen anticipates to involve 5,000 participants in the campaign events.

Contact: Mr Johanni Larjanko