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The Digital Champion of Lithuania

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Renata Danieliene

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Dr Renata Danielienė is the Managing Director of the Information Technology Institute of Lithuania, ECDL, and Digital Champion as well as Code Week Ambassador for Lithuania. She is also co-creator of National Digital Coalition in Lithuania and actively participates in various activities of the coalition.

Dr Danielienė teaches courses in computer literacy and computer graphics. She has worked for more than 10 years in system design, development and management as well as Internet safety. In addition Dr Danielienė has a great deal of experience in undertaking and managing European projects and writing training material. She was one of Neelie Kroes' Young Advisors and is involved in EU Code Week

Dr Danielienė's motto is “to promote creativity, innovations and digital skills". She has three main priorities, as Digital Champion, which are linked to those of the Lithuanian Digital Coalition.

Her first priority is to develop citizens‘ level of digital knowledge and skills – especially in the workplace.

The effective use of technology is vital for economic growth, productivity and innovation. In the near future almost all workplaces will require at least basic digital skills. It is important to train all users of computers and smart devices to be encouraged to gain safe internet and e-services usage knowledge and skills. It is especially important for young people, parents and teachers. As certification is one of key priorities of grand coalition for digital jobs, I encourage all institutions which deliver training to evaluate digital competences after the training against recognized standards

Ms Danielienė's second priority is to promote innovation and creativity. "I would like to encourage people to use innovative learning and teaching methods. I would also like to see more people using e-services, especially e-government services, and to use more online collaboration tools."

"My third priority is to raise awareness in Lithuanian society about the importance of digital skills and competences and to attract young people to choose ICT studies. To reach this goal I support the National Digital Coalition in organising awareness-raising campaigns and events, such as Get Online Week, Computer Days, e-skills week, Code Week, Safer Internet Week."

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