„Enhancing Digital Competences in Education and Training“

Erasmus+ contact seminar for the VET & Adult Education sector

The Estonian Erasmus+ National Agency (Foundation Archimedes) is organising a cross-sectoral contact seminar open to all Erasmus+ programme countries. The seminar will be held in Tallinn, Estonia in 2018 when the country is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Themes and goals of the event

Digital technologies are key drivers of innovation, growth and job creation in the global world. Not everybody however, has the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be able to use digital technologies in a critical, collaborative and creative way. According to the Europe's Digital Progress Report1, 19% of the EU population had no digital skills and 44% can be considered as lacking sufficient digital skills in 2016. 14% of the EU population has never used the internet. These are often older citizens, less educated young people, lower income families and migrants who continue to be at the biggest risk of digital exclusion.

The lack of digital competence of a large part of the EU population has dramatic repercussions on their employability perspective. The rapid digital transformation of the economy means that almost all jobs now require some level of digital skills, as does participation in society at large. Digital skills are now as vital as literacy and numeracy and Europe therefore needs digitally competent people who are not only able to use but also to innovate and lead in using these technologies.

Digital competence refers to the ability to use digital technologies. It involves the confident and critical use of Information Society Technology (IST) for work, leisure and communication. It is underpinned by basic skills in ICT: the use of computers to retrieve, assess, store, produce, present and exchange information, and to communicate and participate in collaborative networks via the Internet. Being digitally competent is more than being able to use the latest smart phone or computer software — it is about being able to use such digital technologies in a critical, collaborative and creative way.

One of the main challenges that require actions from educational sector is how to prepare the population to constantly keep updating digital competences in order to adapt in a technologically diverse environment. Transnational collaboration and exchange of innovative ideas between European educational institutions through the Erasmus+ programme is an opportunity for tackling these issues.

Event venue: Tallinn, Estonia

Working language: English

Number of places in total: approximately 70

Number of participants per country: up to four (preferably from four different sectors)

Profile of participants: The seminar is open to participants within the fields of school education, vocational education and training, adult education and higher education. The contact seminar is mainly targeted at representatives from schools, VET and higher education institutions, second chance schools, adult education centres, teacher training institutions, enterprises, research institutions and other organisations interested in the theme of the seminar and committed to develop an Erasmus+ strategic partnership.

Expected results: Contact seminar participants will find motivated partners with same interests and will draft good quality KA2 project proposals for the next Erasmus+ selection round.

Programme of event: Will be available soon at the website of the event. The seminar will start by dinner on the 19th of September and will finish by lunch on the 22nd.

Registration: Registration will be made available on the website as soon as participants have been selected by their NA

Event’s webpage: The link to the website will be sent to the interested national agencies in April 2018.

Event fee: 750 Euro, will be covered by the sending National Agency. The fee covers accommodation in a single room for three nights, all meals and participation in cultural events.

Travel costs: Participants only have to cover their travel expenses themselves and can ask their National Agency for TCA funding for their travel.

Informationen für Bewerberinnen und Bewerber:

Wer kann sich bewerben?

Bewerben können sich Interessierte, die in der Berufsbildung und/oder Erwachsenenbildung tätig sind, sofern folgende Voraussetzungen erfüllt sind:

  • Die Institution der Bewerberin/des Bewerbers ist neu im Programm Erasmus+ und im Themenfeld des Seminars aktiv.
  • Die/der Interessierte ist im Themenbereich tätig und/oder arbeitet mit der relevanten Zielgruppe.
  • Es besteht darüber hinaus die Bereitschaft zum nächsten Antragstermin in der Leitaktion KA2 Strategische Partnerschaften des Erasmus+ Programms einen Projektantrag einzureichen.

Kosten & Kostenerstattung:

Die Kosten der Seminarteilnahme

  • Fahrtkosten,
  • Unterkunft & Verpflegung sowie
  • die Seminargebühren

werden aus Mitteln der Europäischen Union bezuschusst.

Die Erstattung der Fahrtkosten erfolgt nach erfolgreicher Teilnahme gegen Vorlage der Fahrtkostenbelege. Die NA bezuschusst auf der Basis der tatsächlich angefallenen Kosten, bis zu einer maximalen Höhe, die den Vorgaben für eine individuelle Mobilität (Distanzband KA1) im Erasmus+ Programm entspricht. 

Für das internationale Seminar steht nur eine begrenzte Anzahl von Plätzen für Teilnehmende aus Deutschland zur Verfügung. Bewerbungen werden mit Blick auf die Auswahlkriterien überprüft. Die Bewerber/-innen werden zeitnah darüber informiert, ob eine Teilnahme möglich ist oder nicht.

Auf einen Blick

Zielgruppe: Akteure aus der Berufs- und Erwachsenenbildung

Veranstaltungsort: Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel, Tallinn

Datum: 19.-22.09.2018

Bewerbungsfrist: Die Bewerbungsfrist ist bereits verstrichen.

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