The Fair takes a twofold format: an exhibition area, which involves companies working in the world of school and education, and a scientific area hosting conferences and seminars ranging in focus from technological to scientific to humanistic, also including a learning space.
The Fair is addressed to all those working in the field of education, and vocational education and training. Attendees included institutional representatives, teachers, school managers, educators and trainers, as well as professionals and entrepreneurs working in the school and technology sector. Didacta is organised by Firenze Fiera, together with the main institutions of the territory (Tuscany Region, Florence City Council, Chamber of Commerce of Florence) and Didacta International, with the support of the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany (Itkam) and the Florence Convention & Visitors Bureau.
On 10 October 2019, the Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Generazioni Connesse, took part, presenting two key activities of the project. The first is related to an online platform for schools that will help teachers and students, and also parents, to adopt an e-policy to learn how we can use digital technologies and to be aware of the risks related to the internet. The second related to seven seminars, which will be delivered to teachers, experts and youth professionals on issues related to education and new technologies.
The seminar delivered at the Fair aimed to explore peer and media education in the pedagogical and didactic field, as a cultural, educational and training opportunity that considers media changes and the different approaches of children and young people when faced with the digital universe. This seminar was led by three keynote speakers: Prof. Michele Marangi, Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, and Professors Silvia Sampaolesi and Monica Ciminaghi, Professors at the School Raffaello Sanzio in Falconara, who are coordinators of the project "Prevention of gender violence through peer and media education".
Find out more information about the work of the Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) generally, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.