The European Commission adopted new initiatives to improve key and digital competences of European citizens, to promote common values and inclusion and pupils’ awareness of the functioning of the European Union.

One of the measures proposed is a Digital Education Action Plan which outlines how the EU can help people, educational institutions and education systems better adapt to life and work in an age of rapid digital change by:

  • making better use of digital technology for teaching and learning;
  • developing the digital competences and skills needed for living and working in an age of digital transformation; and
  • improving education through better data analysis and foresight.

Initiatives include supporting schools with high-speed broadband connections, scaling up a new self-assessment tool for schools on the use of technology for teaching and learning (SELFIE) and a public awareness campaign on online safety, media literacy and cyber hygiene. 

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