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The opening event of the All Digital Weeks will take place online and in person in Brussels on 19 April 2023. The International high-level event will discuss this year’s campaign and involve representatives from the European Commission, national governments and civil society and industry partners. It will serve as a platform to officially kick off the campaign and highlight its main themes and main objectives of promoting the European Year of Skills and empowering European citizens with the digital tools and skills they need for their studies, jobs, and social inclusion.

13.00 Registration and light lunch

14.00 Opening of the event by Altheo Valentini, ALL DIGITAL President

14.05 Keynote address by Commissioner Nicolas Schmit (video message from Strasbourg)

14.20 Keynote address by Brikena Xhomaqi, Secretary General, LLLP (TBC)

14.30 Keynote address by Microsoft (ALL DIGITAL Weeks strategic partner)

14.40 Policy panel – “Digital Skills for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – from basic to advanced”

  • Georgi Dimitrov, Head of Unit, Digital Education Unit, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission
  • Ana Carrero, Deputy Head of Unit, Vocational Education and Training, CEDEFOP Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union (TBC)
  • Gina Ebner, Secretary General, European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
  • Jakub Christoph, Secretary General, The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS)
  • Alessia Sebillo, Executive Director, Diesis Network
  • Achilles Kameas, Professor, Hellenic Open University (HOU)
  • Sarah Loriato, Policy Officer, AGE Platform
  • Moderator: Peter Palvolgyi, Chief Executive Officer, ALL DIGITAL

16.15 Coffee Break

16.30 Showcase of three key digital skills initiatives

  • EDSC feasibility study
  • ALL DIGITAL Academy
  • DigComp Hub

17.25 Closing of the launch event.

17.30 Networking cocktail

More information available at the event page.