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Upcoming event: Unwrapping the digital gap webinar Series (Session 1)

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Supporting digital literacy for low-skilled individuals

Session 1

September 26th - 15:00 CET

In a world that is changing fast and constantly, more and more people are being left out for not having the skills required to cope with the daily requirements of personal, social, and economic life; in Europe, around 15% of its population is being marginalised due to low literate levels (2012). In addition, as digitalization becomes a cross-phenomena in every aspect of life, our communities struggle to fulfil basic needs such as social participation and access to the labour market as a result of low digital literacy levels.

Literacy and digital literacy are two topics that can not and should not be addressed separately. As digitalization changes the nature of literacy, literacy and digital literacy are becoming both prerequisites for individuals to lead a decent life, actively participate in society, have access to decent jobs and advance into sustainable careers.

This webinar session advocates for low-literate individuals to be at the front of the European agenda on digital skills and for a more inclusive European framework that addresses their needs and creates mechanisms for their educational, social and economic inclusion. As of today, low literate individuals are not part of the Digital Competence Framework for Citizens 2.2 : the lowest proficiency level already required for the person to be able to read. 

Meet our speakers

Reading & Writing Foundation is one of our partners who specialises in helping low literate people have the minimum skills they need to participate in society and they will join us to present concrete examples, solutions and strategies currently implemented to cater for the digital needs of low literate individuals.

Our Collective reunites non-profit organisations, policymakers, researchers, and labour market intermediaries with similar values who actively work to raise awareness, collaborate, share knowledge, and promote good practices to reduce the digital gap.

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