Room L (Bordiau Hall, 1st floor), 17/06/2011 (09:30-13:00)
This workshop aims to create in-depth awareness and provide practical tools for the EU Member States to engage in structured, long term policies for digital literacy acquisition in the e-Inclusion context (Digital Agenda action 66).
Through a participative workshop in the form of a hands-on training centre, digital literacy courses of various levels (from basic to professional ICT skills), for various target groups and purposes will be available (e.g. employability, re-skilling, social inclusion).
Models of successful and relevant policies and funding mechanisms of all levels will be discussed. A set of stakeholder recommendations as to the remaining challenges to be addressed as priority will be drawn.
This workshop is organized with the Big Idea of Multi-stakeholder platform for digital literacy and e-Inclusion.
DAY 2, FRIDAY 17.6.2011, 09:30 – 13:00
• Katarzyna Balucka-Debska (European Commission, DG Information Society and Media)
• Alexa Joyce (European Schoolnet, Big Idea leader)
• Telecentres - from zero to being empowered by digital literacy and skills, Ian Clifford (Telecentre Europe)
Digital Literacy and skills delivery perspective
• ECDL Foundation, Damien O'Sullivan (CEO of ECDL Foundation)
• European e-Skills Association, Andrea Parola (General Manager of EeSA)
• Bridget Cosgrave, (DIGITALEUROPE Director General)
• Susan Easton (NIACE, partner to Raceonline2012, UK) and Graham Walker (Raceonline2012, UK)
• Ulla Scherfig Gilberg (Danish ICT and Electronics Federation, Denmark)
• Chair: Paul Timmers (European Commission, DG Information Society and Media Directorate H Director)
• Introduction by Gabriel Rissola (The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, European Commission Joint Research Centre)
• Member State perspective - Sander Ruiter (Senior policy advisor for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Netherlands),
• EU Life Long Learning policy perspective - Lieve van den Brande (European Commission, DG Education and Culture),
• Stakeholder perspective - Damien O'Sullivan (ECDL Foundation),
• People perspective - Ian Clifford (Telecentre Europe);
• Private Sector perspective - Kieran O'Hea (Innovation Value Institute)
1) "What kind of support do intermediaries need?" – Alexandra Hache (Independent researcher)
2) "Which tools are available to achieve digital literacy and eInclusion?" – Fiona Fanning (ECDL Foundation)
3) "Digital literacy and SMEs" – Kieran O'Hea (Innovation Value Institute)
4) "Role of formal school system in supporting digital literacy" – Alexa Joyce (European Schoolnet)
5) " eInclusion and employability" – Telecentres / IPTS (tbc)
6) " Role of industry: training and eInclusion – Bridget Cosgrave (Digital Europe)
Breakout group leaders
Alexa Joyce (European Schoolnet)
Session organiser: Katarzyna BALUCKA-DEBSKA (European Commission)
Chair: Alexa JOYCE (European Schoolnet, Belgium), Paul TIMMERS (European Commission, DG INFSO - ICT addressing Societal Challenges, Belgium)