Individual Competences

Challenges on this theme

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Joensuu - Be smart and sustainable - DigiEduHack in UEF
Desing and create new ways to use technology and robotics to improve sustainability.
This event is full
Porto - Fight Against Functional Illiteracy
Some people have not yet onboarded the digital ecosystem! What can you do to help those when they stumble upon a basic digital literacy problem (e.g. they don’t understand a specific sign, button, digital signatures)? Can you develop a tool/framework/software that could help them get through?
Open to all
Jaffna - Digital EduHack South Asia 2021
Participants must present innovative ideas or strategies that help educational institutions to bridge the digital devide for school children in South Asia
Open to all
Acquisition of reading is an important prerequisite for any further educational enterprise. Good teacher, well-thought method, appropriate content and smart instrument provide keys to success. Can these teachers/methods/content/instruments be digital ? And if yes, how will they look & sound like ?
Open to all

How can we foster effective use of digital technologies?

Digital skills and competences are needed by everyone, for active citizenship and for the job market.


Fostering  a confident, effective and safe use of digital technologies is essential for each individual to thrive in the digital era. Basic digital skills such as media literacy, online safety, and critical and responsible use of digital technologies are needed for communication, collaboration and content creation. The ubiquity of digital devices and applications, also requires educators to develop their digital competences.

On the other side, advanced digital skills are increasingly requested by a dynamic and technology based labour market.

How can we foster confident and effective use of digital technologies for individuals?
Basic digital skills - possible themes for challenges:

  • Creative, critical and responsible use of digital technologies
  • Critical thinking
  • Media literacy
  • Online safety

How can new and advanced digital skills be made more attainable?
Advanced digital skills - possible themes for challenges:

  • Computational thinking
  • Programming
  • Cybersecurity skills