“What’s next for Digital Skills? Beyond the European Year of Skills and the European Elections”

ADW launch event
14 May 2024

The ALL DIGITAL Weeks 2024 international launch event titled “What’s next for Digital Skills? Beyond the European Year of Skills and the European Elections” is taking place on 14 May (14.30 to 17.30) in Brussels (Rue Montoyer 51).

This year, the campaign is focused on digital democracy, civic participation and social responsibility, the impact of artificial intelligence, and digital skills for employment, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Digital competences continue to increase in importance for all European citizens and people living in Europe, especially in terms of digital media and information literacy, cybersecurity and wellbeing.

More and more jobs require digital skills, and beneficiaries must be equipped with the necessary digital skills to access essential services – from health care over housing to education and social welfare – if they are to be provided sustainably and efficiently.  

Provisional Agenda:

14:00 – Opening of the event – Altheo Valentini and Peter Palvolgyi (ALL DIGITAL) 

14:10 – Keynote address: Commissioner Iliana Ivanova – Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth 

14:30 – Keynote address: Jeremy Rollinson, Microsoft 

14:45 – Keynote address: Elisa Gambardella – President, Lifelong Learning Platform 

15:00 – Panel Discussion: “Digital Skills: Equity, Citizenship, Entrepreneurship, Cybersecurity” 

  • Ann Branch, HoU Skills, DG EMPL 
  • Nina Olesen, Head of Sector – Skills & Human Factors, European Cybersecurity Organisation & COO at the Women4Cyber Foundation 
  • Stefano Kluzer, Research Consultant and Co-Author of the DigComp 2.2 Update 
  • Joel Ferrer, Head of Training and Employment, Fundacio Esplay 
  • Elin McCallum, Executive Director, Bantani Education (EntreComp framework) 
  • Stella Meyer, Lisbon Council (Digital Citizenship Map) 

16:00 – Closing of event 

16:00 – 18:00 Networking and World Café 

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