Registration for ALL DIGITAL Summit 2021 is opened!

cropped-all-digital-summit-transparent-background.pngWe cordially invite you to attend the ALL DIGITAL SUMMIT 2021, organised online on 13-15 October 2021.

The Summit 2021 is titled “Digital Skills and Tools for a Better World.”, with keynotes, panels and informative sessions. The three days of the event will in turn focus on the three digital empowerment themes: citizens and competence centres; STE(A)M educators; and young people.

Check the PROGRAMME to learn more about the sessions.

How to participate?

Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19, the Summit is organised online only, and the registration is mandatory. Registered participants will receive the link to join the event and all the necessary information related to that.

To register for the event, please complete the REGISTRATION FORM by 11 October 2021.

Join us for the ALL DIGITAL Summit 2021

The ALL DIGITAL Summit is the annual meeting point of all our members and stakeholders: non-profit organisations, libraries and networks of digital competence centres that empower citizens across Europe with technology. It is also a unique opportunity for the European digital inclusion sector to present achievements and exchange ideas with policy makers at EU and national level, academics, young people, digital skills trainers and private companies among other stakeholders.

The 14th ALL DIGITAL Summit will be held online on 13-15 October 2021 and explore Digital Skills and Tools for a Better World. The three days of the event will in turn focus on the three digital empowerment themes: citizens and competence centres; STE(A)M educators; and young people.

The connecting aspect between these themes is solving real world and societal problems through digital tools and approaches. The underlying aim of the event is to increase capacity, readiness and resilience of digital competence centres.

In addition to keynotes and panel discussions, the event will introduce a number of projects to the audience and go into varying levels of detail about a range of tools and approaches for different purposes and different audiences under these themes.

ALL DIGITAL Summit 2020 online

All plenary sessions were streamed, but not workshops. Please consult the Programme. The links to presentations of plenary speakers can be found in the Programme as well.

Recorded workshops and presentations in the workshops can be found in the summit tracks:

  • Towards a version 2.2 of DigComp > DIGCOMP
  • The future of digital competence centres > FUTURE
  • Recognition of digital competence certificates in Europe > CERTIFICATION
  • Lessons learned during Covid-19 > LESSONS
  • Special presentations of CDDC Project Europa Square, workshop “How to Crowddream” and a panel on DigiEduHack are grouped under ‘Heritage‘.
Day 2 / 8 October 2020

00:14:20 Opening of Day 2

Panel 4. LESSONS: Lessons learned from Covid-19.
Alexa Joyce, EMEA Education & Skills Lead at Microsoft; Vassilis Rafail, IASIS NGO, Greece; Matthias Dietel, Head of Corporate Citizenship IBM, Germany; Sabrina Konzok, Kiron.ngo; Nenja Wolbers, Vice-Chair of ALL DIGITAL

01:20:30 WORKSHOPS Round 1 (only images were streamed; workshops are uploaded separately)
02:58:15 WORKSHOPS Round 2 (only images were streamed; workshops are uploaded separately)

05:01:30 Panel 5. DigiEduHack – Co-designing the future of education in the digital age.
Altheo Valentini, EGInA; Veronica Mobilio, European Commission, DG Education, Sport, Youth and Culture; Florian Rampelt, Stifterverband, Germany

CLOSING PLENARY
Rapporteurs of the four workshops streams report back to plenary:
05:26:40 DIGCOMP: Stefano Kluzer, ART-ER
05:33:25 CERTIFICATION: Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University
05:42:40 LESSONS: Virginia Pareja, Esplai Foundation
05:50:50 FUTURE: Robert Shapiro, Good Things Foundation

05:50:00 Closing from Berlin with Nenja Wolbers, Vice-Chair of ALL DIGITAL
06:03:10 Closing from Brussels with Renato Sabbadini, CEO of ALL DIGITAL

Day 1 / 7 October

00:15:00 Opening of the Summit
00:18:25 Welcome from Renato Sabbadini, CEO of ALL DIGITAL
00:25:00 Welcome from Achilles Kameas, Chair of the Board of ALL DIGITAL
00:34:15 Address from Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
00:39:00 Welcome from German co-organisers: Jutta Croll, Chair of Stiftung Digitale Chancen; Thomas Schmidt, Executive Director of Helliwood; Kadim Tas, Chair of Joblinge

KEYNOTES:
01:00:40 Digital for 3,000 years. What’s next? Prof. Dr. Carsten Busch, President of the University of Applied Science for Technology and Economics, Berlin
01:12:13 Emergency Remote Teaching and Privacy. Dr. Chiara Angiolini, University of Trento
01:23:32 Casper Klynge, Vice-President for EU Government Affairs at Microsoft
01:37:00 Q&A with keynote speakers

01:49:25 Digital Cultural Heritage: Europa Square. Altheo Valentini, EGInA; Paolo Russo, Stati Generali dell’Innovazione

LIGHTNING TALKS
02:06:22 An online course about opening digital competence centres. Eva Hveem, Helsingborg City Libraries; Terese Raymond, Digidelnätverket – the network for digital inclusion in Sweden
02:20:00 The use of the digital backgrounds in the distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicola Barbuti, Department of Humanities DISUM – University of Bari Aldo Moro; Isabel de Maurissens, INDIRE.
02:31:30 Supporting people with disabilities during the lockdown. Cristina Cavallotti, Open Group, Italy.
02:39:40 Dancing basic geometry in social media environment. Natalija Budinski, Petro Kuzmjak school, Serbia.

PANELS
02:48:50 Panel 1. DIGCOMP: Towards version 2.2 of the DigComp Framework.
Mara Jakobsone, LIKTA; Yves Punie, European Commission Joint Research Centre; Katarzyna Urban, ECCC Foundation; Roberto Lejarzegi, Ibermatica.
03:37:00 Panel 2. FUTURE: The future of digital competence centres.
Gabriela Ford, EOS Romania Foundation; Guillermo Gil Aguirrebeitia, Association Somos Digital and TECNALIA, Spain; Hanka Boldemann, Global Philanthropy J.P. Morgan Foundation; Sara Van Damme, Digipolis Ghent
04:57:45 Panel 3. CERTIFICATION: A model for the recognition of digital competence certificates in Europe.
William O’Keeffe, European Commission DG Employment; Clara Centeno, European Commission Joint Research Centre; José Antonio González Martínez, Junta Castilla y León; Fiona Fanning, Certiport; Achilles Kameas, ALL DIGITAL

05:48:35 Awards Ceremony

06:20:30 until 07:57:48 WORKSHOPS (the workshops were not streamed, just the pictures from the four or them; the workshops are uploaded separately)

LIGHTNING TALKS
07:57:48 Insights on digital technology during COVID-19 from Steiner Waldorf schools. Robert Neumann, Freie Hochschule Stuttgart
08:08:25 A changed world: the news landscape of digital inclusion. Alice Mathers, Good Things Foundation, UK
08:22:35 The future of digital competences centres: Findings from the BIBLIO project. Tiana Zignani, Public Libraries 2030, Belgium.

Meet our co-host JOBLINGE

by Fiona von Pronay, JOBLINGE

We are grateful for the opportunity to co-host this year’s ALL DIGITAL Summit and look forward to learning from other initiatives, providing inspiration, and getting fresh perspectives on our work.

The vision of the JOBLINGE initiative is to make a visible and sustainable contribution to the fight against youth unemployment in Germany. Our objective is to provide disadvantaged, unemployed youth with the opportunity to earn long-term placement in an apprenticeship or job and thus lead a self-determined life. JOBLINGE focuses on outcomes, aiming for fast but sustainable job placements.

JOBLINGE was founded in 2015 by the Boston Consulting Group and the Eberhard von Kuenheim Foundation of BMW AG. We see ourselves as a bridge between companies and employment seekers, and strive to bundle society’s greatest forces in the fight against youth unemployment.

Internationally speaking, Germany is doing relatively well in regard to youth unemployment. But some benefited only marginally from this positive situation even before the coronavirus hit: young people in the German social system who get too little motivation from regular education and training offers, have experienced personal misfortune or trauma, appear on paper to be less well prepared due to their backgrounds, or otherwise simply don’t seem to be the best hiring choice. Unemployed from a young age, they feel invisible to society. And when society does notice them, it’s often as a target of discrimination.

In Germany, successful education and training are more strongly dependent on one’s background than in many other European countries. Kids from disadvantaged backgrounds have a tough time—they judge their own lack of abilities more harshly and often receive little or no outside support, only to be given up as “lost” and basically parked in the social system. JOBLINGE is committed to helping them and has found ways to engage them even during the coronavirus pandemic.

Since 2015, JOBLINGE has focused strongly on STEM and digital learning. The aim is to introduce the young people at most risk of social exclusion to the STEM sectors with specialized training programs and the help of volunteers and businesses encouraged to aid in the effort. We have thus been working to integrate digital learning options into our regular program for a long time. And for years, “JOBLINGE 4.0” has given our participants the chance to prepare for the “work world 4.0,” as we call it in Germany.

The core mission of JOBLINGE is not only to recognize trends on the job market, but also to find their relevance for our target group. We challenge our participants to engage consciously and independently with the changes and tools of the work world 4.0, and support them in doing so. We encourage them to develop new digital skills and continuously improve their qualifications. Whether with big-data workshops about the risks of data collection in the Internet, gamified digital learning offers, or the teaching of ICT skills, in JOBLINGE 4.0, we integrate current IT trends and promising developments and start thinking about tomorrow today—because digital education is more important now than ever.

In normal circumstances, we support our participants over the course of a six-month program that gives them hands-on, individual preparation for vocational training. However, the coronavirus threatens to widen the gap between rich and poor, between those who are born into lives of opportunity and those who have to fight for every chance they get. That’s why, now more than ever, we at JOBLINGE are determined to do everything we can to prevent the gap from getting even wider. One of our tools for this is digital learning.

Recent months have shown that the crisis has put the young people in our programs in particular need of support. But those months also showed that the support they receive has to be individual and tailored to their needs. Instead of just providing young people with technology, we need to enable them to use it and guide them in doing so productively. Instead of just assigning remote learning exercises, we need to support them individually. Instead of trying to see if we can just keep doing things the old way, we need to come up with our own new ways of doing things. JOBLINGE does all of this.

With the switch to home office in March, the first challenge for JOBLINGE was to equip both its employees and program participants with the technology and infrastructure they needed. 70% of our participants have neither a laptop nor a reliable Internet connection for effective learning at home. Our work was split into two directions: Locally, our staff and participants needed the capabilities to keep teaching and learning. At the same time, we needed to take our program 100% online.

Therefore – building on our digitization projects in recent years – we translated our program into a digital format, enabling us to offer participants its full range without their needing to be physically present. This means not only those skills can be taught and group projects carried out based on effective didactic methods, but also that deep personal advisory and individual support by mentors can be provided digitally, too. Even company tours and internships—developed in consultation with our partner companies—can be done online. Only the combination of all of these elements allows JOBLINGE to stay true to its purpose.

We mastered this enormous challenge, which in normal times would have taken months, in a matter of weeks. Our initiative has had to learn a lot since March, and we have also had to reinvent and rework numerous aspects to fit our needs.

With our new approach, our young people get not only a fresh outlook, structure, and support; they also learn skills they can put to use in training and education, along with digital coaching from a personal mentor; they experience digital forms of group interaction and receive access to training opportunities with concrete future prospects despite the crisis. Long-term, it also means that they are in even better hands at JOBLINGE. This year, we therefore proved, even under pressure, that our central goal remains the same – to join forces in the fight against youth unemployment.

From Berlin to Everywhere!

Following the increase of cases of Covid-19 in many European countries and the consequent difficulties in travelling, the ALL DIGITAL Summit 2020 has been converted into an online event with a hybrid component at the local level in a few key locations where some participants are gathering locally to take part to the online event (with limitations due to social distancing measures). These locations are:

  • the Radialsystem in Berlin – the original venue for the Summit;
  • the L42 in Brussels;
  • Foligno in Italy; and
  • if you are an ALL DIGITAL memberyour own location!

If some of  ALL DIGITAL members decide to gather in one place locally to participate in the Summit, let us know by 20 September.  We will arrange video linkups during the Summit to highlight group participation and to let other participants know about the activities of our member organisations!

We are very grateful to our partners in Berlin – HelliwoodJOBLINGEDigital Opportunities Foundation – for the continuing support for the event despite these difficult circumstances and to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy for the support of the Radialsystem venue in Berlin.

Thanks to our partners, the technical support of the platform used for the event (Microsoft Teams) will be managed from Berlin, while a series of high level guests, including from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, will broadcast from the German capital their speeches through the main platform channel.

Many of us will miss the currywursts in Berlin, but thanks to our friends there and throughout Europe the ALL DIGITAL Summit 2020 will rock even more! No need to travel to a distant location, no quarantine, no tests, no hustle: the freedom to connect online at your own pace to an event with a formidable list of speakers and moderators and the ease to interact with those that struck a chord with your mission, your projects, and organisations!

See you online on 7 and 8 October! And don’t forget to register until noon 5 October (we have extended the deadline)!

Registration for ALL DIGITAL Summit 2020 is open!

We cordially invite you to attend the ALL DIGITAL SUMMIT 2020, organised online on 7-8 October 2020 in collaboration with our member organisations Helliwood, JOBLINGE, Digital Opportunities Foundation and with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

The Summit 2020 is titled “Competences for the future”, with keynotes, panels and workshops organized around four streams:

  • Towards a version 2.2 of DigComp > DIGCOMP
  • The future of digital competence centres > FUTURE
  • Recognition of digital competence certificates in Europe > CERTIFICATION
  • Lessons learned during Covid-19 > LESSONS

Check the PROGRAMME to learn more about the sessions.

How to participate?

Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19, the Summit is organised online only, and the registration is mandatory. Registered participants will receive the link to join the event and all the necessary information related to that.

To register for the event, please complete the REGISTRATION FORM by 5 October 2020.

ALL DIGITAL Summit 2020: Call for workshops and lightning talks

We are happy to confirm that the ALL DIGITAL Summit 2020 will take place on 6-8 October in Berlin at the Radialsystem by the Spree river. The event is co-hosted by our German members Helliwood, JOBLINGE, and Digital Opportunities Foundation.

The ALL DIGITAL Summit 2020 is supported by the Ministry of the Economy of the Federal Government of Germany, which has the Presidency of the European Union from 1 July to 31 December 2020. The German Government has made digital learning one of the key priorities for education and training during this EU Presidency.

The Summit brings together representatives of networks and organisations working to enhance digital skills of European citizens. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have opted for a hybrid concept: in-person and online, to ensure that those who are not able to travel to Berlin can enjoy the event and take a very active part in it.  We expect up to 100 participants in Berlin and invite all others to join online. Registration will be open at the beginning of August.

The theme of the Summit is “Competences for the future”, and keynotes, panels, lightning talks and workshops will be organised around these four subjects:

  • The future of digital competence centres and their role in the re-launch of the European economy
  • The new 2.2 version of the DigComp Framework
  • A common European digital qualifications classification
  • Lessons learned in relation to digital education technologies and methodologies during the crisis

You can propose a workshop or a lightning talk on the above subjects by filling in the form here by 14 July. The selected applicants will be contacted before the publication of the programme.

If you know already that you cannot come to Berlin, consider the possibility of facilitating a workshop online or giving a lightning talk online; to this end we very much encourage you to think of the most engaging technology and setting you can come up with.
Also, organisations unable to come, but whose members are able to gather in one place with a good connection, will be given visibility during the sessions of the Summit, to encourage an active dialogue between the audience in Berlin and the groups in other locations of Europe.
We look forward to seeing you in Berlin and online!

STEAM, Coding, and Basic Digital Skills at the ALL DIGITAL Summit 2019

All-Digital-SUMMIT-transparent-backroundOn 10-11 October, over 170 representatives of organisations and networks, working in the field of digital inclusion and empowerment, gathered in Bologna for the XXII ALL DIGITAL Summit.  The event was organised by pan-European association ALL DIGITAL, striving to enhance digital skills across Europe, and was co-hosted by our Italian members ART-ER, Lai-MomoOpen Group in collaboration with Emilia-Romagna Digital Agenda and supported by Golinelli Foundation.

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ALL DIGITAL Summit 2019 tackled two distinctive but equally important themes for our network. Basic digital skills for everyone have always been at the core of our work ever since the digital inclusion leaders met more than 10 years ago to establish a European network. STEAM skills are, on the other hand, a newer topic on the advanced side of the skills spectrum with increasing importance where digital competence centres have a key role to play.

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The Summit offered a variety of workshops, discussion groups, plenary sessions around those topics, and specifically highlighted the experience of three big projects: La Carovana STEM, Coding for Inclusion, and Digital Competences Development System.

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We invite you to explore this website, see the Programme with links to presentations and blogs about sessions, meet the speakers, and read the blogs (just scroll down this page or use the links below) to learn more about the local partners and the projects:

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You can also learn more about our past Summits, see the photos and videos, and explore what ALL DIGITAL network is doing.