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Welcome to the Digital Skills projects showcase!

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This discussion is dedicated to all EU funded Digital Skills projects and we want to hear all about yours!

In this collaborative space we are all here to share and learn from one another, and we start by introducing ourselves, so here is the basic information we would like you to share with the community members, to let everyone know about your project (you can share all or some of the info):

 

  • Name of the project and link to the website
  • Your organisation and the project partners
  • The funding programme you accessed to support it
  • An abstract of what the project is (or was) about
  • If the project ended, we'd love to hear about the outcomes and what your experience was
  • Tips for others who would like to approach a similar operation
  • Events and publications are welcome! feel free to share them here

 

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I would like to share the Advancing Digital Empowerment of Libraries in Europe (ADELE) project my organisation, Public Libraries 2030 🇧🇪, is taking part in.

We try to be as empowering as Adele herself by helping public libraries across Europe assess their digital readiness and their use of digital technologies. How might we go about doing this? For starters, we are adapting the European Commission’s SELFIE for Schools tool to the non-formal education sector and specifically adult education. By doing this, we aim to give everyone at the library, and within the non-formal education sector, the opportunity to assess and reflect on the use of digital technologies in their institution through a free customisable web-based tool. This will help foster a digital transformation in libraries by ensuring services and activities offered are user-friendly and reflect the needs of the community as well as help institutions assess training their trainers may require to best respond to their communities of learners. 

To reach the objectives we set, we are working with the Local Government Agency (coordinator), Egina 🇮🇹, ICCU 🇮🇹, and GLBF 🇧🇬. We are carrying out this project under the Erasmus+ KA2 funding strand and we can’t wait to share the results!

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Hi! My name is Adélaïde Chopard and I am the communication manager for the Interreg North Sea Region project COM³ - Building COMpetencies for COMpetitive Companies.

19 partner institutions from seven North Sea Region countries are working together to to create an advanced digital environment that benefits citizens and businesses. Intercommunal Leiedal, an intermunicipal organisation from Belgium, is the Lead Beneficiary in COM³ and coordinates all project management tasks together with atene KOM.

The COM³ partnership brings together:

  • local and regional public authorities in charge of economic development and innovation,
  • business support organisations,
  • higher education and research institutions,
  • private companies

from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK.

In an ever more digital world, SMEs in rural areas are faced with many uncertainties. To stay competitive, they need to constantly improve their digital skills readiness. However, public authorities and business support organisations often don’t have the right tools and competencies to support rural SMEs on this journey.

The COM³ solution:
COM³ partners empower local and regional public authorities in their role as innovation facilitators and enablers. Through inspiring stories, good practices and training solutions, we help them create a dynamic environment in which rural SMEs can make the most of digital opportunities.

The COM³ method: 
First, COM³ partners acquired an in-depth understanding of the challenges and needs of local and regional public authorities and rural businesses. Based on this, COM³ has developed a unique support model in the form of guiding measures, training and coaching solutions. Nine pilot regions in all North Sea Region countries show the way and test the solutions developed by COM³ partners in real use cases.

The COM³ learning platform: ruraldigital.eu

COM³ partners freely provide training solutions and inspiring stories to help municipalities and regions thrive in a digital world. Visit the learning platform ruraldigital.eu and get new skills via our COM³ e-learning modules.

I'm more than happy to share more information on this project and our training solutions! So, feel free to reach out anytime!

Adélaïde Chopard, 

COM³ Communication Manager

 

 

 

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HI! My name is Sara Canella and I would like to share with you an Erasmus+ project I am managing.

The DITA Atlas Erasmus+ project  (Digital Industry Training Atlas), which aims at mapping, visualizing and connecting training initiatives (from masters to week end short courses) around Europe focused on Digital Transformation.

The Atlas is a platform which displays the most interesting training courses in the Digital Transformation area, particularly addressing the needs of the European Industry with the aim to up-skill and re-skill the staff of SMEs as well as all citizens who want to improve their life-learning process. The Atlas online catalogue is available here: https://atlas.ditaproject.eu/atlas/map

Furthermore, the Atlas enables the connections between Training Organizations (TOs) and DIHs, who want to enhance their training offer with complementary courses to satisfy specific market needs. The TOs/DIHs registered in the Atlas will have the opportunity to know other TOs/DIHs, with whom they can establish cooperation schemes in order to optimize the training courses offered at European level as well as the competence level, encouraging the mobility of workers who want to increase their digital skills.

Please feel free to contact me if you think we can have any synergie: s.canella@nsbproject.com

Thanks!

Sara C.

 

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Dear all,

 I would like to share an experience of Project “Digital Competence Development System” (DCDS)  where my organization LIKTA ( Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association ) was involved as a national Partner and which ended in  spring 2020, but where all the results as still very up to date  and we  find new application areas for them in Latvia even in the future.
The lead Partner here was ALL DIGITAL, the Partnership included members from All DIGITAL networks in Latvia ,Italy, Romania, Spain, Greece as well European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). Project website is available here : http://www.dcds-project.eu , you can find information in English, but also in Latvian, Italian, Spanish, Greek and Romanian.
Project was funded under The Erasmus+ Programme under the Action KA3 Support for Policy Reform, Forward Looking Cooperation Projects

The main objective of the project was to develop an integrated modular system, the “Digital Competences Development System - DCDS” and use it to develop basic digital and transversal competences of low-skilled adults in five European countries (Greece, Latvia, Italy, Romania and Spain).

The main results of the project, validated in 5 countries and at EU level are :

  •     The Digital Competences Development Methodology (DCDM) for the development of digital competences and related transversal skills of adults;
  •     The online Digital Competences Development Environment (DCDE) consisting of the following modules:
    •         Self-assessment tool that allows adults identify gaps in basic digital competences;
    •         Recommender tool that enables trainees to identify the training offers that best match their needs;
    •         Online tools for the management of trainees’ profiles and the definition of flexible learning pathways that combine training modules;
    •         Online learning application with gamification features;
    •         Multilingual digital open educational resources; and
    •         Validation and certification of digital and transversal competences.
  •     Personalised blended non-formal trainings composed by training modules to meet individual learning needs, which combine online learning with face-to-face support sessions by e-facilitators, and
  •     Handbooks and course guides for implementing the methodology to assist the trainers and the training providers in planning and delivering flexible and modular training offers.
  • There are several tips that we have learned from the Project, main of them :
  • Project should be based on very solid methodology and reference frameworks (in our case – DigComp2.1.)
  • The full cycle of learning path  Self- assessment – Learning – Testing  is very important for Adult education, allowing best adaptation for every learner needs
  • Project partner cooperation is very important – both in aspects that we knew the Organizations well before the project started from All Digital network. And more important – we knew that they are all really recognized  Digital skills stakeholders in their countries, with a good record  in  Digital skills and Adult education area competences
  • At the beginning of  the  Project we have already design the sustainability and exploitation of the results after project end, based on Common Creative license
  • The Pilots  at National level in 5 countries with different Adult education approaches and different target audiences allowed us to improve the methodology  and tools and be flexible on adapting it for different training needs

I would be happy to share more information on this Project and I am really looking forward to hear from others about great sustainable projects based on EU funding.

Dr. Māra Jakobsone, NC coordinator in Latvia, LIKTA.

 

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