Throughout the current crisis precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic, the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition organises thematic webinars with the National Coalitions and their members. During these sessions, the participants share their challenges, solutions and experiences in response to the sudden need for digital skills among Europeans. These initiatives cover various topics surrounding the new context in which teachers, students, SME owners, employees, self-employed and citizens find themselves. Different initiatives and good practices identified and collected by the National Coalitions will be kept and updated on this page for sharing and replicating.
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The initiatives and good practices are divided in 4 groups:
1. Digital Skills for all
The Digi Koalice is sharing their own repository of best practices and activities to provide inspiration to other organisations wishing to replicate their successes.
The Ministry of Digital Governance in Greece has created a platform for all businesses and organizations to share their digital tools and services in order to support the free use of advanced and intelligent teleworking and learning platforms.
Central digital services portal launched by the Ministry of Digital Governance in order provide online access to public services and reduce the need for citizens to go to the Citizens’ Service Centre or police stations.
The Ministry of Innovation and Technology, under the coordination of the Digital Welfare Program, has launched an action for offers from actors in the digital sector to support teachers, students, schools, school districts, parents, workers and employers in the fight against the coronavirus emergency
Launched by the Ministry for Technology Innovation and Digitalisation, the Digital Solidarity Platform is where you can find digital courses, tools and resources provided by businesses and associations free of charge.
The Connected Lithuania project is working to get all of Lithuania online through digital skills programmes delivered through their public libraries. It has compiled a list of independent digital skills resources to continue to learn during this period.
Supported by the National Coalition, SIMBIOZA NVO is providing a chat line which connects older adults with random callers to reduce the loneliness and isolation during the crisis.
The Digital SME Alliance is gathering together the digital services offered by their SMEs to help businesses and employees adapt to the challenges of remote working and learning.
A compilation of the solutions and services the association’s members are providing to tackle the current crisis.
2. Digital skills for education
ALL DIGITAL have compiled a collection of free tools available to improve your digital skills and entertain yourself while you #stayathome.
Digital for Youth and Close the Gap have joined forces and together with e-Inclusie to collect donations of computers and devices to be reinstalled with the required software and given to school students who need them.
An experimental programme run by the Ministry of Science and Education the Republic of Croatia with 48 elementary and 26 secondary schools with video classes and TV broadcasts.
Croatian Radio and Television, in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Education, has been participating in the implementation of distance learning for all subjects for primary school students.
EdTech Denmark presents a catalogue of high-quality digital learning tools along with help and support for teaching and training.
IVSZ is running an initiative to encourage companies to support the Digital Education drive with advisory services, hardware, software licences or platforms for students.
National Coalition coordinator eSkills Malta Foundation has composed a list of free online learning resources to support students to continue their education.
AMETIC, in collaboration with the Ministry for Education and Professional Training is mobilising its members to donate devices such as tablets, laptops and high-capacity phone lines to be distributed to school students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Tech Week is platform for where it is possible to organise technology-related activities in your local schools, communities or at home. Explore fun challenges that encourage computational thinking for all ages and abilities.
E-me is a digital learning platform from the Ministry of Education which provides a secure, integrated digital environment for online learning, collaborating, communicating and networking with all members of the school community.
Central e-service of the Ministry of Education for the unified search and distribution of digital educational content in schools. It is open to everyone, students, teachers, parents and anyone interested.
The Ministry for Education in partnership with Kennisnet has created an online learning platform for primary and secondary schools a variety of remote lessons and support.
A free catalogue of tools and resources for teachers and ICT professionals provide support to teachers who have to learn how to teach digitally.
The EU Code Week team is sharing resources and webinars focusing on the practical methods and tools for the remote teaching of coding.
3. Digital skills for the labour force
Malta Enterprise is supporting the adoption of teleworking by funding employers and self-employed individuals to invest in the technology that enables teleworking and to partially cover the costs of such solutions.
4. Digital skills for ICT specialists
In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition called for pledges to address the surging need for digital skills and solutions. Organisations and companies can pledge online. The pledges are published on the Pledgeviewer.