Programme 2021

Location: ONLINE             Dates: 13-15 October 2021

The time in the programme is Central European (Brussels)

Digital Skills and Tools for a Better World

Citizens across Europe and the world have been challenged like never before to deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic, which changed fundamental assumptions that we all had about how we live our lives. We had to learn quickly how to use new technological solutions to get over these challenges. With home-schooling, the home computer suddenly had a queue. Working from home with video meetings even required us to reorganise our living spaces. We had to understand more about trust, security and use a range of new online tools for remote working and living. And slowly and quietly, we all started to adapt to the new way of working, living and schooling. We all learned how to live like this.

ALL DIGITAL wants to take some time to reflect and consider the implications of (probably) the fastest learning curve of modern times. What are the implications for digital skills education? And for social organisations providing digital education support to people? And finally what are the tools and techniques that unlock societal benefits in our new post-pandemic digital lives.

Digital competences are essential to how we live, learn and work. The confident and critical use of digital technology is key to supporting lifelong learning, active citizenship, employability, and inclusion. Citizens can wield their digital competences to access information and support, access new learning and employment opportunities, be creative and entrepreneurial, find new opportunities and to help others. Digital skills and jobs are a key action area in the EU’s digital strategy (2019–2024) and the 2030 Digital Compass supported by a variety of initiatives announced as part of the European Skills Agenda,  European Education Area and Digital Education Action Plan.

ALL DIGITAL seeks to contribute to dialogue, implementation, and co-operation on these and other actions to deliver Europe’s digital future.

This event will look at how digital skills and digital tools also unlock and amplify the subjects of STE(A)M Education and Digital Social Innovation, how they solve real world problems and add value to the beneficiaries.

Click on the links to learn more about panels, workshops, and lightning talks under each stream.

Wednesday 13 October

Digital Skills and Tools for a Better World – Solving real-world and societal problems through digital tools and approaches.

11:00 – 09:45   Opening plenary

Moderator –

  • Altheo Valentini, Chair of ALL DIGITAL
  • Peter Palvolgyi, CEO of ALL DIGITAL

11:30 – 12:15  Keynotes speeches

  • Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, Director for Innovation, Digital Education & International Cooperation, European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture


12:15 – 13:00   ALL DIGITAL Awards Ceremony. Meet the finalists and guess the winner.

  • Sponsoring companies: Huawei, Microsoft, Google

13:00 – 14:00    Lunch break

14:00 – 14:20  Keynote Speech

14:20 – 15:30 Panel discussion

European Commission

  • Georgi Dimitrov (EAC)
  • Alison Crabb (EMPL) (TBC)
  • Chiara Riondino (EMPL)
  • Alexander Riedl (CNECT) (TBC)

European Parliament

  • Victor Negrescu (SD-MEP) (TBC)
  • Eva Maydell (EPP-MEP)

IT Industry

  • Angeliki Dedopoulou (Huawei Technologies) (TBC)
  • Microsoft

Civil society

  • Arja Krauchenberg (LLLP) (TBC)

15:45 – 16:30 Lightning talks and Informative sessions

16:30 – 17:15 Parallel sessions

17:15 – 17:30 Closing plenary

  • Altheo Valentini, Chair of ALL DIGITAL
  • Peter Palvolgyi, CEO of ALL DIGITAL

Thursday 14 October

STEAMonEduIncreasing the adoption and impact of STE(A)M education by the professional development of STE(A)M educators.

STE(A)M education nurtures critical thinking skills which are crucial in critical phases of societies to overcome problems and innovate thanks to a creative mindset. This interdisciplinary approach integrates analytical and creative thinking, stimulates the development of convergent and divergent skills at the same time, stimulating both the right and left side of the human brain. STE(A)M prepares learners for current and future careers independently from the sector or field of interest and life when dealing with complex situations. In this context, the STEAMonEdu project aims to increase the adoption and impact of STE(A)M education by investing in the community of stakeholders and the professional development of educators and implementing STE(A)M education with a professional profile for teachers.

13:00 – 13:10 Opening plenary

  • Peter Palvolgyi, CEO of ALL DIGITAL

13:10 – 13:30 Keynote speech

  • Anusca Ferrari, Policy Officer at European Commission, DG EAC

13:30 – 14:50 STE(A)M On Edu project

  • Project overview – Prof. Achilles Kameas, Project coordinator, (CTI)
  • STE(A)M Community of Practice – Esther Subias (Colectic), Paolo Russo (SGI)
  • STE(A)M Education Framework –
  • STE(A)M training for educators –
  • STE(A)M within policies – Claudia Matera (ALL DIGITAL)


14:50 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 15:50 Keynote speeches

  • Anastasios Mikropoulos, University of Ioannina – Pedagogical aspects of STEM/STEAM education

15:50 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 16:10 Informative sessions

  • STEAM and the community, Esther Subias (Colectic)
  • 3D-PRINT, Claudia Matera (ALL DIGITAL)

16:20 – 16:45 Lightning talks from the STE(A)M projects cluster

  • Erik Ballhausen (policy officer, EACEA)
  • Agueda Gras-Velazquez (Steam-IT)
  • Cecilie La Monica (CESIE) (TBC)
  • Sofoklis Sotiriou (EA)

16:45 – 17:45 Panel discussion

  • Moderator: Prof. Achilles Kameas
  • Erik Ballhausen (policy officer, EACEA)
  • Agueda Gras-Velazquez (Steam-IT)
  • Cecilie La Monica (CESIE) (TBC)
  • Sofoklis Sotiriou (EA)

17:45 – 18:00 Open discussion, Q&A

18:00 – 18:10 Presentation

  • Best Practices from STEAMonEdu Community of Practice, Esther Subias (Colectic)

18:10 – 18:20 Award Ceremony

  • STEAMonEdu PhotoContest Award

18:20 – 18:30 Closing plenary

  • Achilles Kameas, CTI
  • Peter Palvolgyi, CEO of ALL DIGITAL

 Friday 15 October

Social HackademyFostering digital competences of young people from disadvantaged background by implementing collaborative educational activities based on the Social Hackademy co-creation methodology.

Several EU policy initiatives underline that social inclusion of young people depends on their access to ICT and on them acquiring the necessary digital and transversal competences to participate in modern society. Young people acquiring digital skills is not pivotal merely for their transition to the labour market but also for their participation in our digitally transformed society. The Social Hackademy project provides a unique solution to this by establishing a framework that empowers young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with digital skills and gives them an opportunity to take on an active role in solving societal challenges. This is done with a unique co-creation process established by the Social Hackademy Methodology which invites young people to work with civil society organisations and help them address real problems in societies with innovative digital solutions.

 09:00 – 09:10 Opening plenary

  • Altheo Valentini, Chair of ALL DIGITAL
  • Peter Palvolgyi, CEO of ALL DIGITAL

09:10 – 09:50 Keynote speeches

  • Biliana Sirakova, European Commission, EU Youth Coordinator (TBC)
  • Michaela Magaš, Music Tech Fest – Sweden (TBC)

09:50 – 10:30 Social Hackademy and me

  • Testimonials from Social Hackademy Labs participants, from Italy, Croatia, Greece, France. Organised as a guided interview

10:30 – 10:40 Break

10:40 – 11:10 Co-creation: Empowering young people for the 21st century

  • Presentation of the Social Hackademy Methodology and how it implemented
  • Presenter: representative of the HackAD consortium

11:10 – 12:00 Social Hackademy Awards

  • Introduction to the Awards
  • 4 pitches by the national winning teams
  • Criteria and decision-making process
  • Announcement of the winner: Winners get the floor for a final statement

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 14:00 Panel discussion: From developing a solution to actual implementation

  • Kristiana Stojanova, UN Youth delegate from Bulgaria (invited, reminder sent)
  • Arjana Blazic, DigiEduHack (confirmed)
  • Salvatore Nigro – CEO of Junior Achievement Europe (invited, reminder sent, out of office until 21 July)
  • Ping Kong, Founder at Heritage & Education (confirmed)

14:00 – 15:00 Mini Hack session

  • Identifying social challenges that would be addressed by implementing Social Hackademy methodology

15:00 – 15:20 Closing plenary

  • Altheo Valentini, Chair of ALL DIGITAL
  • Peter Palvolgyi, CEO of ALL DIGITAL