Digital Agenda for Europe - new online platform launched
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The forum of the Digital Agenda Assembly is an online space for discussion and feedback to prepare the Digital Agenda Assembly 2012 ("DAA12") on 21-22 June in Brussels, as well as the review of the Digital Agenda for Europe ("DAE"), planned for adoption in October.
What is the Digital Agenda?
From the official press release:
“The European Commission launched in March 2010 the Europe 2020 Strategy to exit the crisis and prepare the EU economy for the challenges of the next decade. […]
The Digital Agenda for Europe is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, set out to define the key enabling role that the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will have to play if Europe wants to succeed in its ambitions for 2020.
The objective of this Agenda is to chart a course to maximise the social and economic potential of ICT, most notably the internet […]. Successful delivery of this Agenda will spur innovation, economic growth and improvements in daily life for both citizens and businesses.”
The Digital Agenda and e-learning
For the purpose of boosting the economy a list of planned actions has been put together, some of which relate directly to e-learning, others influence e-learning indirectly.
Pillar VI is exclusively focussing on enhancing e-skills, but other categories of actions, such as Pillars I (Digital Single Market) and IV (Very Fast Internet), also contain actions which could have an imapct on the European e-learning market.
One of the actions most relevant to e-learning - Action 68 - calls on member states to mainstream e-learning in national policies. The Commission in turn will raise awareness on the benefits of adopting e-learning, sharing knowledge about results, practices and solutions available in Europe and laying the foundations for future plans.
The elearningeuropa.info community members have gatherred a variety of materials about this topic. Join the elearningeuropa.info community about 'Mainstreaming eLearning in National Policies' to contribute to the discussion.