Saskia van Uffelen aims to get more Belgians online and to change the "geek" image the ICT sector has in her country. Another important priority for her is to make an inventory of all the existing Belgian initiatives in the field and to promote them. She identified three priorities for her activity:
Saskia van Uffelen thinks that it is absolutely paramount to make an inventory of all the existent initiatives. "We have a lot of movement in Belgium in ICT. With the LiveOnline! campaign we try to make a complete inventory. Then, I will try to regroup them and to make them more visible, rather than create new ones", she explains.
"Digitizing a society can also lead to economic prosperity. In acquiring appropriate digital skills, more people will become aware of the importance of the online economy."
In September 2015, Ms van Uffelen launched the Belgian National Coalition for Digital Skills & Jobs. Read more about it on the Digital Champions website.
When appointed Digital Champion in Belgium, Saskia explained her priorities and how is she planning to achieve it.
Interview with Saskia at VoteMyLink launch event (June 2013)