Europeans Go Digital! is the EU project awarded to EucA and partners in the field of active citizenship to empower and support young people to improve their citizens’ participation in the EU in a digital way. After the successful Hackathon in Rome on digital civic engagement, students from 12 countries will meet to debate and share their vision for a digitalized European society through the next 3 highly experiential events (from now to Oct 2022) around Europe.
Second Event: Szeged, Hungary- 20-23 […]
The new recommendation of the Parliamentary Assembly concerning “More participatory democracy to tackle climate change’ has been welcomed by the CDEDU Bureau in a recent opinion paper on the recommendation.
The CDEDU Bureau fully agrees with the message put forth by the Parliamentary Assembly recommendation, which highlights the added value of innovative democratic practices and enhanced citizens’ participation and deliberation, which aim to strengthen democracy and allow for more effective responses to major policy dilemmas, in particular the climate crisis.
The CDEDU […]
EDULEARN22, the 14th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies will be held in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) on the 4th, 5th and 6th of July, 2022.
EDULEARN is one of the largest international education conferences for lecturers, researchers, technologists and professionals from the educational sector. After 15 years, it has become a reference event where more than 800 experts from 80 countries will get together to present their projects and share their knowledge on teaching and learning methodologies and educational innovations. […]
The DevOps competences for Smart Cities (Smart DevOps) project consortium held a final project’s online conference titled Smart Employees for Smart Cities on 25 November 2021. Smart DevOps project partners presented the results of a 3-year Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance to the audience of more than 120 participants representing Smart City sector professionals and employers, VET providers and representatives of local, national and European institutions.
The Smart DevOps project contributes to closing the gap between today’s and future skills […]
The Social Hackademy project fosters digital skills and competencies of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by implementing collaborative educational activities based on the Social Hackademy co-creation methodology. The methodology positions young people in the centre of the co-creation process aimed at developing digital solutions for societal challenges. The methodology is implemented through Social Hackademy Labs. They are grass root laboratories that feature two types of activities: (1) Training courses on digital skills for young […]
On November 17, International Students’ Day took place. A moment of reflection was due. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the lives of students and their experience with education has been insurmountable. For some the move to remote learning was seamless. For others, however, it was marked by vulnerability, fragility, turbulence and a lack of adequate support. The pandemic amplified many pre-existing inequalities and the cracks of underfunding, poor teacher conditions and wages, inadequate home support for marginalised groups […]
The infiltration of the profit imperative into education reduces learning to a labour market tool. The logic of the market runs contrary to the emancipatory social imperative in which education should entail.
The privatisation and marketisation of education has gathered momentum in Europe and has resulted in deteriorating conditions for learners and educators alike. A sector riddled with precarity, underfunding, and archaic working practices coincides with an increase in privatisation and commodification. In this we find the crux of the matter: […]
Under the framework of the “Europeans Go Digital” project (co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union), 69 students from 17 EU countries went to Rome, Italy, to work together during three days on a revolutionary and innovative Hackathon. A creative problem-solving exercise to create and test solutions for increasing Youth’s Digital Civic Participation.
The participants worked in 15 teams under 3 thematic areas: Online Engagement in Social Media, Grassroots Initiatives and Top-down Consultation Tools. They built projects, […]
This week, on 13-15 October 2021, the 14th ALL DIGITAL Summit, a unique platform for the European digital inclusion sector, gathers more than 400 participants. EU policy makers, ALL DIGITAL members, EU stakeholders and private companies, academics, trainers and young people, meet online to discuss and explore the theme Digital Skills and Tools for a Better World. The 3 days’ event focuses on the three digital empowerment themes: citizens and competence centres; STE(A)M educators; and young people.
The Covid-19 pandemic showed how much the use of digital […]
The 18th annual Grundtvig Awards were given to #GEMMA and DIGIT-AL. Both initiatives have made great contributions in building digital citizenship and promoting democracy.
The world is moving to a digital-first society, as relationships, institutions and workplaces are increasingly becoming mediated by technology. However, there is still a lot of work to be done towards representativeness, openness and transparency. We need a strategy on how adult education can promote democracy in the context of digitalisation.
EAEA Grundtvig Award 2021 called for initiatives […]