Digital Skills Working Group

Online, Zoom 22 April 2022, 11.00-13.00 CET

Background

Green, digital, demographic transitions are one of the thematic priorities of the EU: the EPR Working Group on Digital Skills supports digital skills of various target groups and the teaching and learning online taskforce support teachers’ skills, both in turn supporting the digital transformation of services.  The policy recommendations from these activities contribute to less labour market and social exclusion and reduced inequalities and digital skills gaps, i.e. also smoothen digital transitions.

In 2021, EPR and its members dedicated a specific taskforce to work on the topic of digital skills. The meetings were focused on presenting and discussing 5 projects ideas from some of the members. Participants also shared good practices and examples of assessment tools for digital skills.

For 2022 EPR and its members agreed to keep going to work on the digital skills field by creating a dedicated working group. 3 meetings are planned for this year (2 online 2 hours each and 1 day in person) with the aim to produce recommendations to service providers in development of programmes for digital skills of staff & students and recommendations to policy makers on support to PWDs digital skills; an exchange of common project ideas and on the development a project concept will be included in the discussion. A dedicated Webinar “Digital Europe, programme, objectives and opportunities for funding” will be organized to share the most relevant information of funding opportunities to support digital transition.

The first meeting, held online (via Zoom) on the 22nd of April, will give an overview of the European context for Digital Skills by highlighting the policy framework and the most relevant initiatives in the field, with a specific focus on the Digital Skills and Job Platform, a new initiative that offers information and resources on digital skills, as well as training and funding opportunities. The following session will be focused on projects for digital skills both at national and EU level presented by some of the members. In the final session all the participants will be involved on a discussion aimed at sharing inputs and suggestions to develop guidelines for the accessibility of digital skills assessment tools.

Participants were asked to fill in the registration form by 19 March 12.00 at the latest.

This event is for EPR members only.

This event receives financial support from the European Union,  from the ESF programme.

Information details

Registration form Programme file