Programme 2020

Location: ONLINE             Dates: 7-8 October 2020

The time in the programme is Central European (Brussels, Berlin, etc.)

Competences for the Future

The recording of the summit can be found here with exact timings of the sessions. For workshops recordings, please follow the links for the summit streams (Future, DigComp, Certification, Lessons, Heritage).

The ALL DIGITAL Summit is one of the leading public events in Europe on digital competences. It provides a unique platform where trainers and facilitators working for digital competence centres, ICT learning centres, adult education centres are joined by education and employability experts, private and public stakeholders, including policy makers, to exchange experiences and share knowledge, reflect together on strategies to expand the number of digitally literate citizens, while networking to identify new potential partners in future projects.

This year, inevitably, Covid-19 has not only determined the format of the event, but has also become the invisible thread that connects all the topics in the programme. This is not surprising, as historically pandemics have been precipitators of crisis and accelerators of change. A future that seemed near, but not yet close, has suddenly been thrust upon us: teaching and learning from home, working from home at a rate thought inconceivable before, finding ways to stay close to those we could not or cannot stay close to, acquiring skills that we never thought we would need.

A deep rethinking of what has been done so far, understanding this new world we are in; assessing which competences we will need the most to continue to thrive; how to improve skills on our own and the methods to help others improve theirs; how to increase the recognition by as many subjects as possible of the skills we have acquired – these thoughts have driven the choice of the ALL DIGITAL Summit’s theme “Competences for the Future” and the following four streams of subjects running through keynotes, panels, workshops, and lightning talks, i.e.:

  • 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

Click on the links to learn more about panels, workshops, and lightning talks under each stream. Special presentations of CDDC Project Europa Square, workshop “How to Crowddream” and a panel on DigiEduHack are grouped under ‘Heritage‘.

Wednesday 7 October

09:00 – 09:45   Opening plenary

Moderator – Andrea Thilo

  • Introduction and welcome: Renato Sabbadini, CEO of ALL DIGITAL; Achilles Kameas, Chair of the Board of ALL DIGITAL.  (Presentation)
  • Address: Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
  • Welcome from co-organisers: Jutta Croll, Chair of Stiftung Digitale Chancen; Thomas Schmidt, Executive Director of Helliwood; Kadim Tas, Chair of Joblinge
  • Address: Claudia Dörr-Voß, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

09:45 – 10:55  Keynotes and presentations:


10:55 – 11:35   Lightning Talks Round 1:

  • FUTURE: An online course about opening digital competence centres.
    Eva Hveem, Helsingborg City Libraries; Terese Raymond, Digidelnätverket – the network for digital inclusion in Sweden  (Presentation)
  • LESSONS: 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. (Presentation)
  • FUTURE: Dancing basic geometry in social media environment.
    Natalija Budinski, Petro Kuzmjak school, Serbia. (Presentation)
  • LESSONS: Supporting people with disabilities during the lockdown.
    Cristina Cavallotti, Open Group, Italy. (Presentation)

11:35 – 12:20    Panel 1. DIGCOMP: Towards version 2.2 of the DigComp Framework

12:20 – 13:05    Panel 2. FUTURE The future of digital competence centres

13:05 – 13:40    Lunch break

13:40 – 14:35    Panel 3. CERTIFICATIONA model for the recognition of digital competence certificates in Europe

14:35 – 15:05    ALL DIGITAL AWARDS CEREMONY. Meet the finalists and guess the winner

15:05 – 16:40    Workshops round 1

16:45 – 17:30     Lightning Talks Round 2:

  • LESSONS: Insights on digital technology during COVID-19 from Steiner Waldorf schools. Robert Neumann, Freie Hochschule Stuttgart (Presentation)
  • LESSONS: A changed world: the news landscape of digital inclusion. Alice Mathers, Good Things Foundation, UK (Presentation)
  • LESSONS: Resilient smart cities. Do we have the skills? Panos Fitsilis, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • FUTURE: The future of digital competences centres: Findings from the BIBLIO project. Tiana Zignani, Public Libraries 2030, Belgium. (Presentation)

Thursday 8 October



09:00 – 10:00    Panel 4. LESSONS: Lessons learned from Covid-19


10:00 – 11:30    Workshops Round 2

11:30 – 11:40    Coffee break

11:40 – 13:15    Workshops Round 3

13:15 – 13:45    Lunch break

13:45 – 14:15    Panel 5. DigiEduHack – Co-designing the future of education in the digital age

14:15 – 15:00   Closing Plenary

  • Rapporteurs of the four workshops streams report back to plenary: Stefano Kluzer, ART-ER; Robert Shapiro, Good Things Foundation; Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University; Virginia Pareja, Esplai Foundation
  • Nenja Wolbers, Vice-Chair of ALL DIGITAL
  • Closing by Renato Sabbadini, CEO of ALL DIGITAL