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Digital Learning

digital-learning-WGThe working group on Digital Learning was established at the end of 2015, as a place for members and partners to share views, experiences, best practices, initiatives and to generate support for (joint) advocacy, both at a European and National level. Digital learning and media/digital literacy feature high on the agenda and list of priorities of some of the LLPlatforms’ members, national governments but are also a key priority at the European level.

For the first years of the Working Group, LLLP focused on issues related to digital and media literacy. In some countries, specific programmes have been put in place to answer to challenges such as the increase of online hate speech, the effects of bullying or data protection, especially when using social media and some LLLPlatform members are involved in concrete initiatives. Digital literacy is also about making sure that learners have the necessary skills to benefit from technology and teachers to pass on their knowledge and skills to their students. Besides, more often than not, digital literacy conditions one’s employability..

One of the key contributions of the WG on Digital Learning to LLLP’s work was the conceptualisation, drafting and publication of the LLLP Position Paper “Reimagining Education for the Digital Age“. 

To this day, the WG meets twice a year. 


  • LLLP Reaction – For a truly inclusive digital education action plan

    BRUSSELS, January 2021 – Lifelong Learning Platform – European Civil Society for Education reaction to the European Commission Communication on Resetting education and training for the digital age
    On 30 September 2020, the European Commission launched the Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027 as part of the Education Package. The updated Digital Education Action Plan includes lessons learnt from the Covid-19 crisis as well as from the Open Public Consultation, to which Lifelong Learning Platform participated. It sets […]

  • Education, Research and Innovation for a new Digital Europe

    On September 30th, the European Commission unveiled its plans for three long-awaited strategic proposals: on the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027), the European Research Area, and the European Education Area (to be achieved by 2025). The press conference was led by the interventions of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. 
    Executive Vice-President Vestager announced that the new Digital Education Action Plan (DEAP) will be implemented bearing in mind the multiple hard lessons drawn […]

  • LLLP’s contribution for the Digital Education Action Plan

    The Lifelong Learning Platform contributed top the public consultation on the Digital Education Action Plan. The consultation gathered the views of citizens, institutions and organisations on their experiences and expectations during the COVID-19 crisis (both to date and during the recovery period), as well as their visions for the future of digital education.
    In LLLP’s vision of education and training, digital education and media literacy play a crucial role, all the more in times of pandemic isolation. To this […]

  • Meeting of Ministers of Education: Citizenship education in the digital era

    The Lifelong Learning Platform attended the high-level Meeting of Ministers of Education of the States Parties to the European Cultural Convention, organised under the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The meeting took place to address the theme “Citizenship education in the digital era”, at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris.

    LLLP was represented by its President Luis Costa, who addressed the Ministers and highlighted the importance of a lifelong learning approach to […]

  • DIMELI4AC project concludes its research on digital media literacy in schools and plans the next steps

    DIMELI4AC partners met in Hannover on July 11-12 to wrap up the results of their first nine months of collaboration. After conducting extensive research on the state of digital media literacy in four countries, it was time to evaluate the work done so far and plan the next few steps ahead.

    DIMELI4AC is an Erasmus+ KA2 project which aims to promote the development of digital media literacy and critical thinking skills among students aged 10 to 15 with the […]

  • CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners look forward to the publication of Comparative Report on coding and STEM skills for primary schools

    CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners met in sunny Heraklion (Crete) on June 24-25 to discuss the results of their first six months of work and plan ahead for the development of teaching materials combining coding skills and robotics.

    CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS is an Erasmus+ KA2 project which aims to promote robotics in primary schools as an interactive and engaging channel to introduce kids to coding and STEM skills.

    Over the past few months, CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners have been busy researching the status quo of […]

  • DIGIT Focus groups report – Infographics

    During the first phase of project DIGIT, the partners organised three online or face-to-face focus groups in their countries (Poland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Greece, Slovenia and Spain), gathering various stakeholders to assess their awareness and competences on digital identity related issues. At the meetings, the participants – educators, policy-makers, parents and digital experts – explored the four main issues previously unveiled by the project team together:

    Management of personal account and image
    Online safety and security
    Digital citizenship
    Internet and its side effects


  • LLLPlatform working with international Consortium to advocate for boosting competences for responsible online identity

    On the 17-18th of May, DIGIT partner UPI, an Adult Education Centre, hosted the 2nd DIGIT partner meeting in in Žalec, Slovenia where partners got together to discuss upcoming project steps. After a series of FOCUS groups carried out in the partner countries, the data gathered is feeding into the development of the DIGIT Manifesto “Tips on how to stay safe online” which is being put together by Dlearn (European Digital Learning Network) based in Italy. The second part of the […]

  • LLLP reflection on “Educate to Create” conference: taking steps towards a learner-centred approach

    On 19-20 April, the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union organised its flagship conference on digital skills “Educate to Create: from Digital Consumers to Digital Creators”. The one and a half day conference focused on how to promote digital creativity among learners, with attention to issues such as teacher training, gender equality, internet connectivity for schools and rural areas, and cooperation of educational establishments with industry and non-formal education. The conference was attended by both national […]

  • LLLP Annual Conference Report published

    The Annual Conference 2017 took place on 31 May and 1 June in Tallinn, Estonia. This year’s topic is “Education in a digital world. Reducing inequalities through lifelong learning”. The challenge of education in a digital world commands us to open education as widely as possible to include all, through flexible pathways and innovative thinking in order to enable all to adapt to yet unknown developments. The two days in Tallinn have brought us vibrant inputs, valuable contributions and […]

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