InDiCo’s Project Kick-off Meeting in Graz: Empowering Inclusion in the Digital Age!

EPR team met in Graz (Austria) on January 16th and 17th for the kick-off meeting of the European+ funded project InDiCo, which goal is to is to foster the inclusion of persons with learning difficulties into the digital age. The project aims on achieving:

  1. Clearer Understanding of Digital Competences: to develop a clearer comprehension of the competences required by people with learning difficulties in their digital interactions.
  2. Competence-Oriented Approach for Adult Learning and Education Staff: adopting a competence-oriented approach for adult learning and education staff when assessing and training digital competences.
  3. Improved Validation of Digital Competences: to enhance the validation process for digital competences among persons with learning difficulties.

The project meeting focused on two key objectives: the development of the project’s visual identity and communication’s strategy, and the research on the DigComp Framework. With this last one the projects aim at:

  1. Assess the Current State of Digital Inclusion: explore the status of digital inclusion for persons with learning difficulties in light of the EU DigComp strategy.
  2. Identify Challenges in Assessment and Validation: recognise the status quo and potential challenges related to assessing and validating digital competences, focusing on proficiency levels 1 and 2 of the DigComp Framework.
  3. Provide Guidance for Stakeholders: offer guidance to policymakers and service providers on how to improve the processes of assessing and validating digital competences at proficiency levels 1 and 2 of the DigComp Framework.
  4. Contribute to Recognition in Education and Employment: support the recognition of these competences in both educational and employment settings.

InDiCo Project partnership consists of EPR (Belgium), the University of Klagenfurt (Austria), and 5 EPR members, including Chance B (Austria), leading the project, Fundação AFID Diferença (Portugal), Fundación Rey Ardid (Spain), Mariaberg, e.V (Germany) and Theotokos Foundation (Greece).

Stay tuned for more information and the project’s website, which will be available soon!