National stakeholders and the European Commission have joined forces to create the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform to accelerate digital upskilling in Europe. The platform, being unveiled today, will become a unique reference point for digital skills enabling all Europeans – citizens, businesses and public organisations – to make the most of the digital transformation of our society and economy. The platform will function jointly with the 25 national coalitions for digital skills and contribute to reaching the EU’s Digital Decade targets.
What was the primary goal of this project? To offer a platform for public servants to test and improve their digital skills. These competences are crucial when high quality digital services are needed (especially in times like the COVID-19 pandemic). Why was such platform needed? In the International Civil Service Effectiveness Index (InCiSE, 2019) Lithuania is 36 out of 38 OECD countries in the public servants’ competence area. According to our survey of 255 Lithuanian public servants who work at government ministries, 68% of the respondents said that they either are not aware of or do not
On 8 December 2017 Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Conference was held in Brussels, where also attended representatives from Lithuania National Digital Coalition, Ministry of Transport and Communications and Digital Champion of Lithuania. During the conference European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel outlined her vision for future digital skills policy in Europe. She also launched the Digital Opportunity Traineeship project and awarded five outstanding digital skills projects the European Digital Skills Awards 2017. At European National Digital Coalition
July 3rd-4th, 2017, the 4th European Conference on Social Media was held at Mykolas Romeris University (MRU). The Welcome Address and Opening Speeches were delivered by Conference and Programme Chairs: MRU Prof. Aelita Skaržauskienė and MRU Research and Innovation Support Centre Head Dr. Nomeda Gudelienė. Lithuanian Robotics Association Director Dr. Edgaras Leichteris discussed, Society in the Cloud: What’s the Future of Digitalisation? Academics and researchers from over 40 countries attended and made presentations.
The European Commission is launching the second European Digital Skills Awards. Companies and other organizations are invited to submit projects they have implemented to improve digital skills in Europe for the awards. The best 4 projects designed at improving the digital skills of citizens, the labour force, ICT professional and in education will receive an award.
The bi-annual event “Computer Days 2017” (“Kompiuterininkų dienos 2017”), organized by Lithuanian Computer Society (LIKS) took place on 21-22 September at Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University. One of the key partners of the event this year was the National Digital Coalition. IT news in Lithuania and Europe were presented at the plenary session of conference. Konferencijos plenarinėje sesijoje buvo pristatomos IT naujienos Lietuvoje ir Europoje.
The Lithuanian Computer Society (Lietuvos kompiuterininkų sąjunga) is happy to invite you to participate in a biennial multi-event Computer Days – 2017 (Kompiuterininkų dienos – 2017) to be held on September 21–22, 2017 at the Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University, Lithuania. The main objective of the “Computer Days – 2017” is to provide a forum for presentation, discussion and dissemination of research, technological and educational accomplishments in the field of Information Society Technologies. The multi-event traditionally brings together computer scientists, engineers, educationalists
Girls in Smart Tech (GIST) is one of the greatest programs in Lithuania for empowering young girls in technologies from secondary schools to universities. The Program is initiated by Smart Tech Academy. Smart Tech Academy has partners in all Europe for one purpose – to make a growth of young girls joining technology sector and studies in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths) fields. STA Team kindly invites girls from all Lithuania to join to a new e-learning course called ‘Smart Business Technology’.
Rural Internet Access Points Association, a member of the Digital Skills and Coalition for Jobs in Lithuania, has been organising summer camps for children and teens (10-14) for the second year in a row. 100 active kids took part in the camp activities in a lovely out of town place Kurtuvėnai, Šiauliai district.
Huge attention is paid to digital literacy of pupils in primary schools in Lithuania. The whole week attendees from 10 selected schools were working in creative workshop “IT in primary education”. Various training tools were introduced, and teachers had opportunity to use them creating interesting lesson scenarios.