Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD) was the ALL DIGITAL Week partner for the seventh time.

For ALL DIGITAL Week 2019, Fondazione Mondo Digitale developed a varied programme of activities dedicated to all citizens in Italy, from students to elderly. The programme’s objectives were: promoting new talents and ideas; endow young men and women with labour market needs; promote a culture of sharing, collaboration and open innovation; stimulate curiosity, analysis and problem-solving; develop opportunities for learning digital skills amongst people around Italy by promoting the exchange of information and knowledge and promoting peer learning.


The week before the official start of the campaign, Fondazione Mondo Digitale took part in the Milano Digital Week, the initiative, promoted by the Municipality of Milan, to support the innovation and digital transformation. During this week Fondazione Mondo Digitale organized 7 events and brought more than 200 students in class with the main ICT companies, such as Dell, Facebook and Microsoft. This event was not only the chance to make young people aware of the use of new technologies, but also to anticipate in Italy the ALL DIGITAL Week.

From 25 to 31 March Fondazione Mondo Digitale organized 36 workshops for students, teachers, youngers, migrants and old people in collaboration with important companies in Italy: Facebook, Microsoft, Free Formers, Olivetti, Ericsson, etc. Thanks to the collaboration with experts of different sectors, people took part in many activities: from Artificial Intelligence laboratories in collaboration with Microsoft to coding and robotics workshops supported by Olivetti.

Some examples:

  • With the “Vivere Digitale” project, in collaboration with Facebook and Free Formers, 200 students of 7 different italian regions improved their competences about cyber security and social media.
  • With the “Ambizione Italia per la scuola” project, supported by Microsoft, 400 students and teachers took part in Rome, Milan and other 5 italian cities in artificial intelligence activities.
  • With the ISEV Project, implemented as part of Programme Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education, many high school students taught the elderly to use computer and smartphone.
  • With the Holomakers project, implemented as part of the Erasmus+ Programme, 30 students took part in a workshop to create holograms and familiarise with the basics of image elaboration.
  • The hackathon in collaboration with Olivetti was a highlight of the campaign. How can we improve our quality of life with “intelligent objects”? How can we change our daily habits thanks to IoT technology? What will the cities of the future be like and how will they be connected? Within the “Share School” project, ten teams of high school students worked with Arduino and Scratch to design and develop the smart cities of the future. It was very interesting to see the IoT Generation at work!

Fondazione Mondo Digitale and its 11 partners and 28 organising partners offered 36 events for 1,100 people.

Some examples of media coverage:

  • Milano Digital Week

Contact: Francesca Meini