ALL DIGITAL WEEKS 2023 REPORT REVEALS SUCCESSFUL AWARENESS RAISING CAMPAIGN AND EFFORTS TO BRIDGE THE DIGITAL SKILLS GAP

July 5, 2023

Introduction:

We have released our report on the AD Weeks 2023 Report FINAL, an extensive awareness raising campaign that spanned across Europe. The report showcases the organization’s remarkable achievements in organizing numerous local and international events aimed at addressing the pressing issue of the digital skills gap. Notably, the campaign culminated in the international launch event focusing on policy matters and featuring the esteemed presence of European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit, and influential stakeholders such as Microsoft’s representative Jeremy Rollison and LLLP Director, Brikena Xhomaqi.

Raising Awareness at a Local and International Scale:

The ALL DIGITAL Weeks 2023 initiative was a resounding success, with more than 900 local events organized throughout Europe. These events served as vibrant platforms for communities to come together and engage in various activities, workshops, and discussions centered around digital skills development. The campaign encompassed a diverse range of events tailored to different age groups and skill levels, ranging from digital literacy workshops for senior citizens to training on cybersecurity or advanced skills for youth.

In addition to the local events, the campaign also featured 14 international events that brought together policymakers, trainers, and experts in the digital education field from different European countries. These events fostered collaboration, knowledge sharing, and best practices exchange, with a particular focus on European projects dedicated to bridging the digital skills gap. By connecting stakeholders from across the continent, the ALL DIGITAL Weeks 2023 initiative fostered a dynamic and inclusive ecosystem for tackling digital skills challenges.

Policy Event with European Commissioner Nicolas Schmidt:

The pinnacle of the ALL DIGITAL Weeks 2023 campaign was the high-profile launch event, graced by the presence of European Commissioner Nicolas Schmidt and numerous stakeholders invested in digital skills development. This event provided a crucial platform for discussing the current state of digital skills in Europe, identifying challenges, and exploring potential solutions. Commissioner Schmidt’s participation underscored the European Union’s commitment to prioritizing digital skills enhancement and the crucial role played by organizations like ALL DIGITAL.

Key Insights and Outcomes:

The publication of the ALL DIGITAL Weeks 2023 report offers valuable insights into the achievements and impact of the campaign. Key highlights include:

Significant engagement: The campaign witnessed enthusiastic participation from individuals, organizations, and communities across Europe, highlighting the widespread recognition of the importance of digital skills.

Local empowerment: The local events empowered individuals by equipping them with digital skills, fostering their confidence in navigating the digital world, and enhancing their overall employability.

International collaboration: The international events facilitated fruitful collaborations between organizations and experts, promoting the sharing of innovative approaches and projects aimed at narrowing the digital skills gap.

Policy impact: The policy event featuring European Commissioner Nicolas Schmidt and key stakeholders served as a catalyst for policy discussions and emphasized the need for a coordinated approach to address digital skills challenges at the European level.

Looking Ahead:

The release of the ALL DIGITAL Weeks 2023 report marks a significant milestone in the organization’s ongoing efforts to enhance digital skills across Europe. Armed with valuable insights and outcomes from the campaign, ALL DIGITAL is well-positioned to continue advocating for policies and initiatives that promote digital inclusion, bridging the digital divide, and empowering individuals of all backgrounds.

As the digital landscape rapidly evolves, the ALL DIGITAL Weeks initiative remains a beacon of hope and progress, inspiring individuals, organizations, and policymakers to collectively strive for a digitally competent and inclusive society.

For more information access read the AD Weeks 2023 Report FINAL.

Info Box

ALL DIGITAL Weeks 2023 will run over 3 weeks from 17 April until 7 May 2023. The campaign will be endorsed by the European Commission, involve international and national partners, and participating organisations in different European countries. 

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All Digital Weeks

17 April to 7 May 2023

Events accepted from: 28/02/2023

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