Location: ONLINE             Dates: 7-8 October 2020

Registration for the Summit is compulsory

Competences for the Future

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

Wednesday 7 October

09:00 – 09:45   Opening plenary

Moderator – Andrea Thilo

  • Introduction and welcome: Renato Sabbadini, ALL DIGITAL CEO; Achilles Kameas, Chair of the Board of ALL DIGITAL;
  • Address: Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
  • Address: Thomas Jarzombek, Commissioner – German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

09:45 – 10:45  Keynotes and presentations:

  • Keynote: Digital for 3,000 years. What’s next? Prof. Dr. Carsten Busch, President of the University of Applied Science for Technology and Economics, Berlin
  • Keynote: Emergency Remote Teaching and Privacy. Dr. Chiara Angiolini, University of Trento
  • Keynote: Caspen Klynge, Vice President for EU Government Affairs at Microsoft
  • Project presentation: Digital Cultural Heritage: Europa Square. Altheo Valentini, EGInA, Italy, and Paolo Russo, Stati Generali dell’Innovazione, Italy


10:45 – 10:55   Coffee break

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

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

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

  • Moderator: Mara Jakobsone, Vice-President of LIKTA
  • Yves Punie, Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission Joint Research Centre
  • Ryszard Wos, Chair of the ECCC Foundation

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

  • Moderator: Gabriela Ford, Director of EOS Romania Foundation
  • Paco Prieto, Association Somos Digital and TECNALIA, Spain
  • Hanka Boldemann, Vice President Global Philanthropy J.P. Morgan Foundation

13:05 – 13:45    Lunch break

13:45 – 14:40    Panel 3. CERTIFICATION:  A model for the recognition of digital competence certificates in Europe

  • Moderator: William O’Keeffe, European Commission DG Employment
  • Clara Centeno, Senior Researcher at the European Commission Joint Research Centre
  • José Antonio González Martínez, Junta Castilla y León
  • Fiona Fanning, Director European Affairs, Certiport
  • Achilles Kameas, Chair of the Board of ALL DIGITAL


15:10 – 16:40    Workshops round 1

  • DIGCOMP: DigComp 2.2. Riina Vuorikari, Research Fellow at the Joint Research Centre
  • FUTURE: Digital Competences with illiterate people. MAKS, Belgium
  • CERTIFICATION: A model for the recognition of digital competence certificates in Europe. William O’Keeffe, European Commission DG Employment; Fiona Fanning, Director European Affairs Certiport; Nathalie Denos, University Grenoble Alpes – PIX; Ryszard Wos, Chair of the ECCC Foundation;  Jose Antonio Gonzalez Martinez, Junta Castilla y Leon; Ana Vitorica, Director of Ikanos; Frank Mockler, Head of Programme Standards at ECDL Foundation
  • LESSONS: Social media network environment as a frame for creative approach in mathematics lessons. Petro Kuzmjak school, Serbia

16:40 – 16:50    Coffee break

16:50 – 17:30     Lightning Talks Round 2:

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

Thursday 8 October

09:00 – 10 :00    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,
  • Nenja Wolbers, Vice-Chair of ALL DIGITAL

10:00 – 11:30    Workshops Round 2

  • DIGCOMP: Future skills and job profiles for tomorrow. Thomas Schmidt & Jutta Schneider, Helliwood
  • FUTURE: DQ – Being (digital) intelligent online. Katalin Baracsi, Thaly Kálmán utca, Hungary
  • CERTIFICATION: STE(A)M Education practices and competences. DAISSy research group / Computer Technology Institute & Hellenic Open University
  • LESSONS: Supporting Experiential Learning in Distance Education/Training. Raffaele Di Fuccio, University of Naples Federico II
  • LESSONS: Upskilling for the role of a digital assistant – Digital Skillshift workshop. Nenja Wolbers, Stiftung Digitale Chancen; Ian Clifford, ALL DIGITAL

11:30 – 11:40    Coffee break

11:40 – 13:10    Workshops Round 3

  • HERITAGE: How to crowddream (CDDC workshop). Altheo Valentini, EGInA; Borut Cink, ALL DIGITAL
  • FUTURE: Digitization in rural communities. Nenja Wolbers, Stiftung Digitale Chancen
  • CERTIFICATION: Key competences for smart cities stakeholders. Panos Fitsilis, University of Thessaly; Wilfried Bolewski, Sciences Po Paris; Hans Rüdiger Kaufmann, University of Applied Management Studies; Angelika I. Kokkinaki, University of Nicosia (EDEX)
  • LESSONS: Augmented learning. Fiona von Prónay & Jennifer Nicolay, Joblinge

13:10 – 13:45    Lunch break

13:45 – 14:15    Panel 5 “DigiEduHack”

  • Moderator: Altheo Valentini, EGInA
  • Veronica Mobilio, European Commission, DG Education, Sport, Youth and Culture
  • Florian Rampelt, Stifterverband, Germany

14:15 – 15:00   Closing Plenary

  • Nenja Wolbers, Vice-Chair of ALL DIGITAL
  • Rapporteurs of the four workshops streams report back to plenary
  • Jutta Croll, Chair of Stiftung Digitale Chancen
  • Thomas Schmidt, Executive Director of Helliwood
  • Kadim Tas, Chair of Joblinge
  • Closing by Renato Sabbadini, CEO of ALL DIGITAL