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The #DigitalDecade4YOUth consultation gathered input from more than 750 children and young people, posing the question 'How to make Europe's Digital Decade fit for children and young people'? The consultation was launched as a follow-up to the announcement of the European Commission in March 2021 of the EU Digital Decade, a forward-looking vision towards the digital transformation of Europe by 2030.

In the context of the Better Internet for Kids initiative, consultations on behalf of the European Commission with children, young people, parents, carers and educators from across (and beyond) the European Union, ran from May to October 2021. The topics covered in this survey were also the focus of discussions at the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), which took place online on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 October 2021. 

Findings and insight by participants are gathered in the report 'How to make Europe’s Digital Decade fit for children and young people', which also makes recommendations towards policymakers on the needs and challenges in the next 10 years. The report is split in 3 sections and includes a foreword by the European Commission. It presents children's and young people's views on the difficulties with digital environments, their opinion of online risks and safety, and their tips and recommendations for policy measures to support safe, ethical, and inclusive online spaces. 


Skills intelligence publication details

Target audience
Digital skills in education.
Digital technology / specialisation
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Education science
Computer use
Information and communication technologies not elsewhere classified
Geographical sphere
EU institutional initiative
Publication type