Celebrating the 2019 edition of the ALL DIGITAL Week
- BIK Team
Monday, 25 March 2019 to Sunday, 31 March 2019 marks the pan-European ALL DIGITAL Week, an annual digital empowerment campaign run at digital competence centres, libraries, schools, community centres and non-profits across Europe. Every year, it brings together 100,000 Europeans in online and offline events on the digital transformation and its effects.
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.
- Telecentre Europe
Get Online Week takes place between 27 March and 2 April 2017 tackling the three key issues of Cybersecurity, eServices, and Employment and entrepreneurship. The campaign will be supported by the I-LINC platform - read on to discover more.
- Telecentre Europe
Get Online Week 2016 is in action: with a record number of countries and partners being involved thousands of events on digital skills, inclusion and jobs are taking place across Europe. As the Netherlands Digital Champion Tineke Netelenbos put it today, "…the Get Online Week is an excellent moment in Europe to collectively pay attention to enhancing eSkills". Here's an early preview of what has been going on in many countries in the first days of the campaign!