Series of webinars on digital skills from EKT

The first online seminar on Digital Skills will be held on Thursday 14 May 2020 by the Knowledge and Partnership Bridges initiative and the National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs in collaboration with the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC).

How digitally capable and prepared are we? Have we already found a common language, a reference point from which to be informed, learn and create digitally? In collaboration with leading national and European bodies, the National Documentation Centre (EKT) is launching a debate on the development and practice of digital skills, gathering ideas and proposals to improve the response of society and the state to the digital challenge.

The first online seminar (webinar), organised in collaboration with the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) will be held on Thursday May 14 2020. The key question to be discussed during this webinar is             “How  digitally competent are we as learners, teachers and educational organisations? The theory and the practice”.

Representatives of JRC's Human Capital and Employment Unit, Ioannis Mageiros, Panagiotis Kampylis, and Georgios Kapsalis, will present the research data and tools developed at the Joint Research Centre, as well as optimal digital development practices, the eight basic skills that are fundamental for all in a knowledge-based society.

The seminar is aimed at teachers, students, executives of educational or public organisations,  businessmen, and generally anyone who wants to learn more about the subject. The ongoing debate on digital skills will continue in the days ahead with speakers from Greece and around the world.

Participation in the webinar is free subsequent to registration here.

When: 14 My 2020, 17:00-19:00 (Greek time)

Where: Microsoft Teams. Follow the instructions here.
Attending the seminar is very easy as it does not require the installation of a specific programme or application.
Supported operating systems: Windows 7 or later (32-bit and 64-bit), macOS X 10.10 and later.
browsers: Chrome (the last 3 versions), Edge RS2 or later, Firefox (the last 3 versions), Internet Explorer 11
Note: Linux and Safari are not supported on this webinar.

How:   Throughout the seminar participants will have the opportunity to put questions to the experts who will answer in real time, while at the end of the seminar the participants will receive the presentation and relevant material.

Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's scientific service, which contributes to the formation of European Union policies. Among the Centre's responsibilities is the exchange of know-how with EU countries, the scientific community and international partners. The Human Resources and Employment Unit of the Joint Research Centre conducts socio-economic research in the areas of education, training, lifelong learning, skills and employment. In this context, the Unit has developed a number of theoretical models and tools for self-assessment and reflection on the digital capacity of citizens (DigComp), teachers (DigCompEdu) and educational organisations (DigCompOrg & amp; SELFIE), which are used as reference frameworks. the formulation of national and European policies and action plans.

 National Documentation Centre (EKT)

EKT, a supervisory body of the Ministry of Digital Governance, has a co-ordinating role in the 'National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs'. In collaboration with reputable organisations and in constant dialogue with the educational, research and academic community, EKT develops infrastructure and services, promoting knowledge, research and innovation in the digital space. It is also the co-ordinator of the 'Knowledge and Partnership Bridges' initiative for the networking and collaboration of Greek scientists and researchers around the world., with information from ΕΚΤ, JRC