EPMA has endorsed the Digital Competences Manifesto, which was first presented at the ALL DIGITAL General Assembly in May 2019, and after an extensive consultation with ALL DIGITAL members including EPMA representatives, was adopted by the ALL DIGITAL Board and presented at the ALL DIGITAL Summit in Bologna on October 11th, 2019.
Digital competences are necessary in all aspects of life, whether they are social or personal, relate to labour or leisure, in any sector, public or private. Improved citizenship is the primary aim of developing digital competences. It is our conviction that the education and training on digital competences need a more consistent approach and a cohesive European system of delivery. That is why a Manifesto on digital competences has been created.
The Manifesto contains a series of key principles and recommendations under five main areas on how to maximise the impact of education and training, as powerful instruments towards a continuous development of digital competences for the European citizens:
- The education and training offer
- Access to education and training
- Quality of education and training
- European homogeneous validation
- Sustainability and development
Signatories come from almost twenty European countries so far, but the ALL DIGITAL network believes that the ideas and theses of the Manifesto will speak to everyone everywhere. Thus the network is ready to start a dialogue and engage in common actions with partners from around the world.
The full text of the Manifesto and other information is available HERE.