Apply now for funding to attend the Erasmus+ Transnational Cooperation Activities' (TCA) event to find partners with similar interests and develop ideas for the new Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships on the issue of ICT and digital skills.
Date of the event: 4 – 9 September 2019
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Themes and goals:
The overall idea of the contact seminar is to find partners with similar interests and develop ideas for the new Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships focussing on ICT and digital skills. The seminar will also give an opportunity to share experience and discover new approaches in the field with the special focus on creating cross sectoral and transversal collaborations between different sectors and 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 perspectives. 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 a technologically diverse environment. Transnational collaboration and exchange of innovative ideas between European educational institutions through the Erasmus+ programme provides an opportunity to tackle these issues.
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 who are committed to develop Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships.
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