Digital competences are one of the current key educational priorities of the EU institutions. While digital skills are considered necessary in order to meet labour market needs, the concepts of ‘virtual citizenship and identity’ pose a growing challenge for society. Individuals may or may not be digitally literate, including the so-called ‘digital natives’ (a person born or brought up during the age of digital technology and so familiar with computers and the Internet from an early age) but all need to be informed and aware of how their identity and footprint are being tracked on the internet.

Aiming to develop comprehensive materials that analyse the issue, the DIGIT project informs digital users about all aspects that come with having a digital identity, and provides some elemental guidelines to minimise cyber threats to one’s data and to one’s public image. In this respect, it also deals with aspects of cyber bullying and hate speech.

Overall, the project intends to develop two main outputs:

  • The Manifesto and guidelines for adult educators, which results from partners’ research and information gathered through Focus Groups, where target groups (adult educators, adults and other relevant stakeholders such as digital experts and public body representatives) are brought together to discuss the issues, dangers and opportunities of the digital world.
  • The training programme, which saw the development of training materials for adult educators that are available on an online platform, tested in a series of pilots. Results from these pilots fed into a report with policy recommendations targeting policy makers at EU level.
  • Results of the project were presented at the project’s final conference in October 2019.


The consortium, led by an innovation consultancy (INnCREASE, Poland), is further formed of a lifelong learning centre (Platon, Greece); a European NGO working on all aspects of lifelong learning (Lifelong Learning Platform, Belgium); a mentoring and consultancy agency working with SMEs (Inova, United Kingdom); an adult education and training centre (DomSpain, Spain); a European network of organizations active in the field of education which promotes digital skills (DLearn, Italy); and a public organisation in lifelong learning education (UPI, Slovenia).

INnCREASE Sp. z o.o. is a relatively young but active company that positions itself as a high quality provider of innovation services, business consultancy and partner for implementation of international projects. INnCREASE operates horizontally for innovation promotion along many industries, working closely with stakeholders of various sectors. Education and training are areas when the company runs several initiatives and actively participates in the Erasmus+ Programme, to develop innovative approaches, produce new contents and materials, pioneer methodologies, etc.. INnCREASE offers also services for internationalization of companies, supported by its network of contacts in various countries. Diversity of areas covered, central location in the most active business area of Polish economy and close collaborations with various organisations (associations, universities, research institutes, business incubators, etc.) offer unique opportunities for continuous growth of the company and fruitful relations with ever bigger number of partners and clients.

Dlearn The European Digital Learning Network – DLEARN – is a non-profit association. It aims to embrace the challenges brought by the digital transformation in terms of digital skills mismatch and digital learning opportunities.

DLEARN wants to bring closer the experiences and the voices of local territories and people to EU policies. Nowadays this process is hindered by the presence of bigger interests, notably big corporation or umbrella organizations. With our activities and through our network we want to minimize this gap, through the achievement of bottom up initiatives, such as:

  • Closer cooperation and enhancement of our activities to a higher level through periodic project labs
  • Tight networking activities and lobbying to achieve a fruitful accreditation of local needs to the relevant EU Commission DGs
  • Improve existing experiences and knowledge of digital learning through sharing of practices and creation of efficient business opportunities.

DomSpain Consulting is an adult education and training centre specialised in the field of education and training, occupational, social and intercultural skills, languages and new technologies.

DomSpain offers a wide range of courses and workshops to adult learners, private entities and public bodies within the Tarragona province. In addition, it organises, designs and runs all types of trainings, immersion programmes, job shadowing, etc., for students, teachers, academic and administrative staff or people who want to work abroad.

Inova Consultancy Ltd (UK) provides a flexible consultancy service that responds to the needs of organisations and individuals internationally in the area of diversity, equal opportunities and entrepreneurship. Inova has specialist experience in the development and delivery of coaching and mentoring programmes in the UK and on an international level for women in a range of fields, including entrepreneurship, management and STEM. Led by a director originally from Mexico, they are experts in the needs of migrants starting businesses in a new country.

Inova’s employees and associates combine experience and qualifications in organisational development, psychology, mentoring and coaching in addition to bringing in best practice from across Europe to assist organisations and individuals in the field of personal and business development.

The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL-P) is an umbrella organisation that gathers 40 European networks active in the field of education and training, coming from all EU Member States and beyond. Currently these organisations represent more than 50 000 educational institutions (schools, universities, adult education and youth centres, etc.) or associations (involving students, teachers and trainers, parents, HRD professionals, etc.) covering all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning. Their members reach out to several millions of beneficiaries.

Established in 2005, LLL-P promotes a vision of lifelong learning based on equity, social cohesion, active citizenship and personal development. The platform works as a space for knowledge exchange between its member networks and uses their expertise to discuss and feed in EU policy-making, making sure that European citizens have their voice heard. In that sense LLL-P contributes to a better understanding and dialogue between the grassroots level and European institutions.

Platon Schools (Kindergarten – Primary – Secondary – Lifelong Learning Centre) is a modern educational institution with 650 learners and 120 staff. Through the use of the most up-to-date facilities, a diverse curriculum, experienced and skilled teaching staff and, most importantly, through consistency on principles and respect towards pupils and parents, our school has been struggling during the last ten years for the accomplished education of our pupils.

Platon’s staff  design and develop learning and teaching material in formal and informal methods. Implement this material and methods in ordinary program and in parallel school activities. Also has coordinated and gained expertise in a Minerva project regarding Open educational resources. The school staff  has trained and applied many innovative activities in all grades.

UPI – ljudska univerza Žalec is a public, non-profit institution for education and training of adults in the Savinja Valley region, Slovenia. It is specialized in diverse range of formal (primary school for adults and vocational programs) and non-formal education programmes (computer, language, literacy programs, workshops and courses for free time, health, dance and music etc.) Further, it provides quality guidance and counselling services to different target groups of adults such as the unemployed, migrants, NEETs, seniors and adults in general. In our numerous national and international projects (Erasmus+) we closely work with stakeholders on the local, national as well as the European level. We are committed to the path of lifelong learning and constantly strive to improve our education programmes according to the needs of our target groups.


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