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#EDSA24 Awards category: Digital Skills for Education

EDSA24 Awards category: Digital Skills for Education

The European Digital Skills Awards 2024 spotlights projects and initiatives that boost digital skills across Europe.  

The "Digital Skills for Educationcategory wants to highlight and reward projects focused on digital upskilling for teachers and/or students. This category includes all projects and initiatives aimed at training teachers and school administrators to integrate digital skills at various levels into their curricula. It also includes activities designed to engage students in learning fundamental digital skills, fostering media literacy, and providing education on emerging technologies.

The applications are now closed: the finalists will be announced in May, and the winners in July - want to stay always up to date on the EDSA24? Sign up for the Digital Skills and Jobs Newsletter!

Meet last year's Ex-Aequo winning projects: Open the Box and Pix!

Nicola Bruno receives the trophy from June Kingston and they smile

Open the Box was launched in 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal to build a scalable and effective media literacy project. It focuses on tackling online disinformation, and targets teachers and educators to enhance the digital skills of students between the ages of 11 and 18.

Dataninja is the leading organisation behind this project, working together with partners such as SkyTg24, Meet Digital Culture Center - Fondazione Cariplo, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione Agnelli, Sapere Digitale, Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, Liceo Peano di Cuneo, Istituto Avogadro, Capgemini.  

The Jury selected Open the Box as the winner based on the project’s sustainability and scalability. After the initial 3-year pilot phase in secondary schools, the initiative plans to expand its reach to primary schools teachers and educators. It also aims to collaborate with NGOs and educators working in disadvantaged areas, as well as with public libraries, cultural centres and foundations, thereby ensuring accessibility for marginalised groups, vulnerable people, people with special needs. The future step for Open the box is to expand the project in other European languages and countries.   


three members of the Pix team receive the award from June Kingston

Pix is an online public service used to assess, develop, and certify digital skills in France, Belgium, and across Europe. Over the course of 6 years, PIX has helped +4,5 million students per year improve their digital skills through fun and challenging tests, but also teachers monitor digital literacy of students. The project is led by the French Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Higher Education and GIP Pix.   

Pix was selected as the winner for its particular scope and impact on students, teachers, and schools. It has played a crucial role in enhancing digital literacy not only in France and Belgium but also across Europe. With its mission to support the digital skills of young learners, Pix has been instrumental in improving digital skills and fostering lifelong learning opportunities for individuals.