Project DCDS partners meeting

On June 11 – 12 Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA) welcomed members of „Digital Competences Development System” (DCDS) project’s partner organisations in Riga . Project Meeting. took place in Microsoft Latvia office and Innovation Centre of the University of Latvia and Microsoft.

All eight partnership organizations from Belgium, Greece, Italy, Spain, Romania and Latvia were participating in the meeting, which was organized after few intensive and hardworking months while DCDS piloting stage is moving towards the finish line. First of the two day meeting was dedicated to DCDS pilot organization – almost all countries have completed pilot trainings of DSDS which is developed as an integrated modular system to develop basic digital and transversal competences of low-skilled adults. Project partners presented first insights in pilot training results and feedback. LIKTA presented the overview of DCDS piloting in five European countries gathering together more than 200 pilot participants in six piloting sites. Each of piloting partner organizations shared their experience and it was very interesting as each of the pilots sites approached different target groups – seniors, employed, teachers, migrants and other people falling under the criteria 25+ years’ old with low digitally skills. In the end of the first day partners agreed on the next steps needed to prepare a joint Piloting Report to be available for stakeholders.

Second day was spent in discussions how to improve training Methodology and  DCDS Online platform used in trainings. Piloting groups and trainers have provided a valuable insight how to develop training methodology and environment into a more user friendly and useful tool for potential students and trainers for future wider exploitation all over Europe. Partners also discussed about Policy Influence Toolkit for training providers and policy recommendations based on data analysis for further exploitation and transfer by policy makers on e-inclusion, adult education and Digital Skills Agenda which will be finalised during the upcoming months.

Two productive days helped to look back at the work done so far and marked next steps for the project. DCDS training approach will be presented to stakeholders on October 10-11 in Bologna All Digital Summit 2019.  

About the project

DCDS is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union under the Action KA3 Support for Policy Reform, Forward Looking Cooperation Projects (FLCPs). It started on the 1st of January 2018 and will last 2 years.