Digital Education Action Plan – Action 1

Strategic Dialogue with Member States on the enabling factors for successful digital education.

#DEAP #EUDigitalEducation

Promoting accessible, high-quality and inclusive digital education must be a common endeavour across society.

Governments, education and training institutions, the private sector and the public all need to be committed to delivering a high-performing digital education ecosystem. 

As such, the successful digital transformation of education and training systems goes beyond the government bodies and institutions responsible for education and requires an integrated whole-government approach across a number of different policy areas. 

This action aims to articulate the steps that need to be taken to deliver on the key enabling factors instrumental to making digital education a reality for all. These include, but are not limited to

  • tackling connectivity and equipment gaps
  • supporting education and training institutions by sharing knowledge on how to adapt and digitalise in an inclusive manner
  • addressing issues surrounding the accessibility and availability of assistive technologies
  • encouraging European Union (EU) Member States to foster closer dialogue between stakeholders from across the economy and between education and training institutions
  • encouraging Member States to develop guidelines for digital pedagogy

Objectives

  • identify the steps to be taken regarding education, investment, research and innovation to provide high-quality and inclusive digital education for all learners across Europe
  • exchange ideas and expertise on how to best deliver on the key enablers of effective and inclusive digital education
  • support EU Member States in the digital transformation of their education and training systems by promoting joint commitment between the European Commission and EU Member States 

Key activities

  • launch a strategic reflection process with EU Member States
  • organise several thematic meetings on the enabling factors for successful digital education
  • draft a possible proposal for a Council Recommendation on the enabling factors for successful digital education

Expected results

  • increase political commitment of the Member States towards enabling effective and inclusive digital education
  • raise awareness of the key factors for the successful digital transformation of education and training systems
  • reach an agreement on a potential proposal for a Council Recommendation on the enabling factors for successful digital education (to be confirmed)

Timeline

  • By the end of 2021 – launch of the Strategic Dialogue 
  • By the end of 2022 – possible adoption of a Proposal for a Council Recommendation on the enabling factors for successful digital education

Funding

This action is funded by the EU's Erasmus+ Programme.

Get in touch

If you are interested in knowing more about this action, you can get in touch with us by email at
EAC-DIGITALEDUCATION@ec.europa.eu.

Follow @EUDigitalEdu on Twitter for the latest news and developments on this action and the whole Digital Education Action Plan


Header image: © European Union, 2021.