International Launch Event – 19 April 2023

February 8, 2023

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The International high-level event will discuss this year’s campaign and involve representatives from the European Commission, national governments and civil society and industry partners. It will serve as a platform to officially kick off the campaign and highlight its main themes and main objectives of promoting the European Year of Skills and empowering European citizens with the digital tools and skills they need for their studies, jobs, and social inclusion.



13.00 Registration and light lunch

14.00 Opening of the event by Altheo Valentini, ALL DIGITAL President

14.05 Keynote address by Nicolas Schmit, EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights (video message from Strasbourg)

14.20 Keynote address by Brikena Xhomaqi, Secretary General, Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP)

14.35 Keynote address by Jeremy Rollison, Senior Director of EU Government Affairs, Microsoft 

14.50 Policy panel – “Digital Skills for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – from basic to advanced”

  • Georgi Dimitrov, Head of Unit, Digital Education Unit, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission
  • Ana Carrero, Deputy Head of Unit, Vocational Education and Training, CEDEFOP Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Gina Ebner, Secretary General, European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
  • Jakub Christoph, Secretary General, The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS)
  • Alessia Sebillo, Executive Director, Diesis Network
  • Achilles Kameas, Professor, Hellenic Open University (HOU)
  • Sarah Loriato, Policy Officer, AGE Platform
  • Moderator: Peter Palvolgyi, Chief Executive Officer, ALL DIGITAL

16.15 Coffee Break

16.30 Showcase of three key digital skills initiatives

  • EDSC feasibility study
  • ALL DIGITAL Academy
  • DigComp Hub

17.25 Closing of the launch event.

17.30 Networking cocktail


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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. 




All Digital Weeks

17 April to 7 May 2023

Events accepted from: 28/02/2023

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