On 24 of October 2019 policy-makers, civil society, educational stakeholders, researchers and companies will meet in Brussels (Belgium) to share and discuss initiatives that aim to “raise awareness and boost competences for responsible online identity”.
The European Conference on Digital Footprint is co-organised by the European Digital Learning Network (Dlearn) and the Lifelong Learning Platform, with the support of the DIGIT project partners. It aims to address the topic of “digital footprint”, i.e. the record or trail left by the activities you do online, such as social media interactions, information on your personal website, your browsing history, your online subscriptions, any photo galleries/videos you’ve uploaded — essentially, anything that can be traced back to you online.
Digital footprint is closely intertwined with the notion of digital identity: whatever you do online is part of your identity and its image to others. 1 out of 2 employers google their candidates in the process of recruitment. E-reputation, whether from the personal or professional point of view, is an essential aspect of our life and career.
Not being aware or conscious about it can have harmful consequences on one’s personal and professional life, as well as that of his or her relatives, friends, colleagues, etc. Hence, raising awareness is the very first step that stakeholders in the field – from the digital sector to the educational sectors – must take. It is also highly important to build citizens’ competences to have a more responsible use of digital devices. This will ensure a safe internet for all – children, parents, and all citizens -, reason why all stakeholders must be committed to make Internet a safer place, from policy-makers, educational stakeholders, digital experts to business.
How can we work together to achieve those objectives? Educational and digital stakeholders will discuss solutions at the European conference on digital footprint. Join us!
What? Draft programme
Where? DIGTYSER, Boulevard d’Anvers, 40, 1000, Brussels (Metro Yser)
When? 24th of October 2019.
There will be a networking reception after the conference.
Who? Around 70-100 participants from across Europe.
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