In the European Union (EU), the digital transformation brings about its fair share of challenges. Indeed, according to recent estimates, 43 per cent of the EU population have insufficient levels of digital skills, 35 per cent of the EU labour force have no basic digital skills, 13 per cent have never been online, 29 per cent are not confident they can identify disinformation, and 72 per cent believe that robots will take their jobs.
To tackle the adverse side-effects engendered by the digital transformation and promote inclusion and employment, the ALL DIGITAL Week is organised every year in March by ALL DIGITAL (formerly Telecentre-Europe), an umbrella organisation representing European networks of digital competence centres. The campaign's aim is threefold:
- To promote media literacy by developing critical thinking and digital literacy.
- To build safety and trust in technology by developing cybersecurity skills.
- To enhance employability by developing the right skills for the new digital jobs.
The ALL DIGITAL Week has replaced the European Get Online Week (2010-2017), which was itself inspired by the Get Online Week run by the Good Things Foundation and Online Centres Network in the United Kingdom.
In Europe, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) has supported the ALL DIGITAL Week (or Get Online Week) over the years, notably in 2016 (1, 2, 3), 2017 and 2018. For further information, read testimonies from the Lithuanian (2017, 2018) and Czech SICs.
For more information about the ALL DIGITAL Week, visit the campaign's website.
Find out more about the work of the Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe, including their awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.