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Enhancing Digital Competences in Education and Training

The Estonian Erasmus+ National Agency (Foundation Archimedes) is organising a cross-sectoral contact seminar open to all Erasmus+ programme countries.

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 developing cross-sectoral Erasmus+ strategic partnerships.

NB! The participants are expected to register on the event website, share their photo and contact details with other participants (in the password-protected section of the website) and prepare a brief introductory presentation (details will be provided to the selected participants). 

Themes and goals of the event: The overall idea of the contact seminar is to find partners with similar interests and develop ideas for the new KA2 strategic partnerships on the topic of ICT and digital skills. The seminar will also give an opportunity to share experience and discover new approaches in the field with a special focus on creating cross-sectoral and transversal collaborations between different types of organisations. 

Digital technologies are key drivers of innovation, growth and job creation in the global world. However not everybody has the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be able to use digital technologies in a critical, collaborative and creative way.  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. 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 technologically diverse environment. Transnational collaboration and exchange of innovative ideas between European educational institutions through Erasmus+ programme is an opportunity for tackling these issues. 

Expected results: Participants will find motivated partners with same interests and will draft good quality cross-sectoral 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 with dinner on the 4th of September and will finish with lunch on the 7th. 

Event’s webpage: www.erasmusplus-contactseminarestonia.com/ 

Travel information: Will be available soon at the website of the event  

Event fee: 750 EUR 

The event fee covers accommodation in a single room for 3 nights, all meals etc. 
 
Travel costs: The sending NAs cover the travel cost.
 
Additional information: Further information will be soon available at the website of the contact seminar. 

Auf einen Blick

  • Zielgruppe: Akteure aus der Berufs- und Erwachsenenbildung
  • Veranstaltungsort: Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel in Tallinn (Sadama 11a)
  • Datum: Start 04.09.2019 with dinner; end 07.09.2019 after lunch
  • Bewerbungsfrist: 24.05.2019

Kontakt

Bei Fragen zur Veranstaltung wenden Sie sich bitte an:

Carina Kau
0228 107 1754
na-tca[at]bibb(dot)de