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Location: Hotel NH Brussels Bloom, Brussels, Belgium                  Dates: 18-19 October 2018


19:00 – 22:00

Wednesday, 17 October

Informal dinner /  restaurant TBD

Thursday, 18 October
08:00 – 09:00 Registration, Welcome coffee, Project Marketplace set-up
09:30 – 11:00
Opening plenary

(with translation into French)

Moderator: Laurentiu Bunescu, CEO of ALL DIGITAL

Welcome and introductions:

The opening plenary session sets the scene for the event. It will follow the “journey” from inclusion through media literacy to excellence and empowerment. This journey starts with inclusion through techniques and approaches such as digital storytelling, which combines personal narratives with digital tools. It goes on to getting more confident with digital skills, media literate, and included in the digital world, and leads us to STEM skills and using technology to address societal issues.


  • Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, Director for Innovation, International Cooperation and Sport at the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture; European Commission
  • Joe Lambert, Executive Director at StoryCenter – on digital storytelling for digital inclusion
  • Fernando Trujillo Saez, senior lecturer at the University of Granada, content creator at Conecta13 – on media literacy and full participation in the digital world
  • Marc Durando, Executive Director of European schoolnet – on STEM for society
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break and group photo / Project Marketplace
11:30 – 13:00
Plenary session / Panel Discussion “How can digital storytelling boost social inclusion?”

Moderator: Jan Debognies, MAKS vzw

Few would deny that storytelling is a powerful tool for inspiring change and influencing thought leaders, decision makers and communities. Sharing personal stories has a strong impact both on the teller and the audience. In the digital era, the shape and delivery of stories has shifted dramatically. Long narratives and conventional journalism now share the stage with messages of 140 characters and people can create their own short stories with compelling digital images which speak more than 1000 words.
Recognising this big opportunity in the intersection of story and technology, in this panel we will explore the role that digital technology can play in elevating the practice of storytelling as a means to improve the well-being of people around the world in various contexts – students, migrants, low-literate adults, patients.


13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30
Five parallel interactive breakout sessions

Participants will have a chance to explore one of five different “stops” in our digital journeys in parallel group discussions. The topic of each “stop” will be presented briefly and then participants will discuss about their role and come up with three concrete actions to help more people reach this stop of their digital journey.

    • Global citizenship education in digital competence centres
      BRIGHTS project case study, lessons learned, experiences to share, role of digital competence centres in teaching global citizenship education. Moderator: Barbara Quarta, ALL DIGITAL
    • IT skills for young refugees and migrants
      Experience from the WELCOME project, sharing first impressions of the training programme with other digital competence centres, discussing the role of DCSs in inclusion of migrants and refugees. Moderator: Nenja Wolbers, Stiftung Digitale Chancen
    • Adult education on basic digital skills
      Based on DigComp and DCDS – Digital Competences Development System projec). Moderator: Stefano Kluzer, ERVET
    • Youth work with Digital
      Based on Youth Work HD tools and resources for youth workers, how youth workers in digital competence centres can use digital tools in their work. Moderator: Hana Galogaza, CTK Rijeka
    • Digital storytelling with illiterate adults
      HURISTO interactive session. Moderator: Eric Gijssen, MAKS vzw
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30
How-to workshops

Five parallel workshops to introduce new methodologies and/or give participants practical models, tips and recommendations that they can use immediately in their work.


    1. How to convince teachers to use Global Citizenship Education with their class and how to coach youngsters to share their opinions on societal issues through digital stories. Trainer: Jasper Pollet, MAKS vzw
    2. How to design a MOOC. Trainer:  Bill Vassiliadis, Hellenic Open University
    3. How to introduce human rights issues and enhance digital skills of low-skilled adults, using digital storytelling. Trainers: Eric Gijssen (in English) and Baktha Benzaza (in French), MAKS vzw
    4. How to promote STEM education of young people with Mobile and Internet of Things technologies. Trainer: Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University
    5. How to work with Europeana resourcesIsabel Crespo, Europeana Foundation
19:30 – 20:30 ALL DIGITAL Awards Ceremony
20:30 – 23:00 Reception (Buffet Dinner + entertainment)
 Friday, 19 October
09:00 – 09:30 Registration, Welcome coffee
09:30 – 11:00
Plenary session

Global citizenship education and media literacy and the role of digital technologies in teaching it

Moderator: Altheo Valentini,  ALL DIGITAL Board member

Nowadays, it is crucial that education and lifelong learning prepare people to live and share their own perspective in a globalised society, and Global Citizenship Education (GCE) has been developed in and outside of Europe to address this need.
To be full members of an increasingly globalised society, citizens need to understand and discuss the complex social, ecological, political and economic issues deriving from the new ways of interacting, thinking and acting. Digital technologies are at the heart of these new ways, but they can also play a key role in fostering knowledge, awareness, critical thinking and participation.



    • Brando Benifei, MEP, Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
    • Sara Cella, project coordinator at the Research & Development Department of Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi (USGM)
    • Paolo Celot, Secretary General of EAVI Media Literacy for Citizenship
    • Paolo Fontani, Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels  and UNESCO Representative to the European Institutions
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00
Interactive session: Projects Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks on replicable projects, multi-stakeholder partnerships, best practices, etc.

Moderator: Ekaterina Clifford, ALL DIGITAL

Lightning talks are fixed-format presentations to ensure structure and relevance (10 x 30 second slides or 5 x 1 min slides; slides change automatically). Each presenter has 5 minutes to present the project and then 5 minutes for questions from the audience. The slides/ppts are in the same format with fixed questions:

  1. what it was about,
  2. what social impact it made,
  3. what you would change,
  4. what you would keep the same,
  5. what you learned.

Lightning talks:

    • Makers for Inclusion. Martina Mayrhofer, Colectic, Spain
    • Smart Women. Matthew Zbornak, Malta Communications Authority, Malta
    • Digital Skills for Bulgarian SMEs. Stefan Dimitrov, Global Libraries – Bulgaria Foundation
    • Codinc – Coding for Inclusion.
    • LesBonsClicks: Helping the helpers. Cecilia Creuzet, WeTechCare
    • DS4Y – Digital Skills for Youth. Virginia Pareja, Esplai Foundation
    • Digitalities. Driving Inclusive Digital Transformation. Antonio Román-Casas, AUPEX

Learn about the projects to be presented

13:00 – 13:30 Closing Plenary
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch