2019: Sweden will become a nation of 100% Digital Citizens
Föreningen Sambruk – Municipalities for Joint Development of e-Services – was the Swedish national partner for the sixth time for ALL DIGITAL Week.
ALL DIGITAL Week in Sweden is run by the Swedish network organization ‘Digidelnätverket’ – coordinating and overseeing the activities all over Sweden.
The ALL DIGITAL Week campaign 2019 managed to mobilize events at 148 locations around Sweden, with 1,246 kilometers between the two who were furthest apart! From Harads in the north, to Skurup in the South. Altogether the organizers created 510 events that gathered 9,000 visitors.
Some events were mini-fairs where visitors could get help with different e-services from providers such as municipalities, bank offices, publishers and local authorities. In Fagersta, the library chose to place the mini-fair in a central service residence. Here is a quote from the organizer in Fagersta:
“The target group was computer-friendly seniors who could get information and help with digital services. On the spot was 1177.se (an online health guide service), Swedbank, Mittmedia and Fagersta-Posten (a media group with the local newspaper), VL (Västmanland’s local traffic) and several people from Fagersta municipality. The municipality, among other things showed, how to submit citizen proposals digitally and the possibility of getting IT help via a library or the municipality’s computer café.” (Fagersta)
The city library of Piteå arranged pop-up libraries at Coop (a local grocery store), the hospital and at a mall. The organizers in Piteå say that: ”Visitors had been pleasantly surprised when they found out that you can book IT tutorials for free at the library and that the Biblio and press-reader app is free.”
Another library (in Aneby) writes from its drop-in that it is was an opportunity for ”some a bit shy seniors who brought their mobiles and took the opportunity to ask for help.“
- Technical questions regarding functionality of smart phones and/or different applications (such as Kivra and Swisch),
- Questions regarding security and how to use Swedish bank-ID and
- Where and when technical help and support is available during the weeks.
The highlight of 2019 was all the successful cooperation practices that took place in different regions. Libraries, municipalities, NGO:s, media groups and local bank offices came together and created welcoming spaces for visitors to safely, and in their own space, onboard various digital applications. Another highlight was the different mobile solutions that brought a ”pop-up-digital-helpdesk” to various places in the countryside of Sweden.
Sweden ALL DIGITAL Week 2019 has their own MAP OF EVENTS
The event was extensively promoted through online and traditional media, with 850,000 people reached. Here are some examples:
- The Stockholm public library ALL DIGITAL Week event calendar
- TV (public service) Digital week in Bollnäs will make tech easier to use and less scary
- RADIO (public service) Digital first aid in Norrköping
- RADIO (public service) The library will help you get more digital
- Blogpost: GOW17 in Sweden – 8,000 people reached
- Blogpost: GOW in Sweden – Non-hierarchical, independent and democratic networking group
- Overview of GOW17 activities in Sweden
- Overview of GOW16 activities in Sweden
- Blogpost: A short summary of GOW16 in Sweden
- Photos: GOW16 in Sweden
- Blogpost: GOW 2015 in Sweden
- Video: GOW 2015 in Sweden
- Photos: GOW 2015 in Sweden
- Narrative report: GOW in Sweden