Policy: Improving the Provision of Digital Skills (2022)

DARE network’s feedback to the Proposal for a Council Recommendation on improving the provision of digital skills in education and training

Date: 2022-09-16

People are in different roles affected by the digital transformation

E.g., as users, learners, trainers, employees and active citizens. This multitude of roles that each person takes on demands an approach using themes and varied tools for framing and understanding the digital transformation.

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Open Letter: Abolish manipulative dark patterns and creepy online ads – Digital Services Act (DSA)

DARE signed the open letter of 72 European organisations. The debate in the European Parliament about the Digital Services Act (DSA) brought some important amendments for citizens, especially in regards to dark patterns (new article 13a) and targeting and amplification techniques in platforms (article 24). After the EP the DSA is now in the trilogue, where EU commision, member states and European Parliament negotiate.

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DARE stands in solidarity with Ukraine

Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe (DARE network) strongly condemns the current political regime in Russia’s attack on Ukraine. This unprovoked use of military force against the country, the people and the elected government of Ukraine, a sovereign European state, shakes the foundations of peace and democratic coexistence in Europe and and directly opposes our fundamental convictions of human rights and the democratic processes on which Europe is built (e.g., Helsinki Final Act, OSCE process, European Convention on Human Rights). The attack violates international law, and is against the Russian constitution, art. 10, prohibition of propaganda of war and of Russia’s criminal code, art. 353, initiation of war.

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Policy Recommendations: Learning the Digital Lifelong

Positions and reflections from the perspective of Education for Democratic Citizenship/­ Human Rights Education. From the project DIGIT-AL Digital Transformation in Adult Learning for Active Citizenship.

Published: 01/09/2021
G. Pirker, D. Kolarova (ed.)
58 pages, Brussels 2021

Content

  • Human rights and democracy in the digital world
  • Aims of learning the digital.
  • Digital transformation through lifelong learning
  • Processes, methodologies, structures and quality
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European youth work should not perish! Reverse the cut in funding for digital activities in the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme

DARE network is sharing the position published by five German organisations. Support digital and hybrid quality education! We are asking concretely for:

No digital cut!
Anchor adequate fundings in the new programme.

Erasmus+ is the most successful mobility program of the European Union. It has proven to make an essential contribution to the unity of the European Union, primarily through the Erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION program. It unfolds great potentials in promoting democracy, strengthening civil society and youth work (cf. RAY Interim Evaluation).

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action program has inspired innovation in youth work across Europe over the past 30 years. It is at risk, losing its role.

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