Event and Book Launch: Learning ‘the Digital’ 1st June, 2022 Brussels

Digital competence and pedagogy from the perspective of Education for Democratic Citizenship.

Book launch of the facilitator handbook Learning the Digital,
presentation of the EAEA working group Digitalisation and Democracy context paper and DARE policy recommendations

June 1st, 2022, 15:30-17:30

Representation of Lower Saxony to the European Union
Rue Montoyer 61 | 1000 Bruxelles | OpenStreetMap


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In accordance with current Belgian covid-related guidelines, wearing a mask is no longer mandatory, but we encourage you to wear one.

Interactive discussion and networking event

With DARE network (Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe, ) and EAEA (European Association for the Education of Adults).


  • Francesca Operti (European Association for the Education of Adults, Deputy Secretary General and Head of Projects)
  • Klara Engels-Perenyi, Policy Officer Adult Skills (European Commission, DG EMPL Unit B2: Skills Agenda)
  • Alexander Riedl (European Commission, DG CNCT Deputy head of Unit F.4: Digital Economy and Skills) (tbc)
  • Nils-Eyk Zimmermann, Elisa Rapetti (DARE Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe), Marco Oberosler (Centro pr la Cooperazione Internazionale Trento), project DIGIT-AL https://dttools.eu

Europe’s role in the digital transformation

Europe is crucial when setting the course for the digital future. The Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act will change the Internet for the better in the long term. Digitalisation also plays an important role in education and training policy.

Holistic pedagogy of ‘the digital’

The perspective of Education for Democratic Citizenship in particular can make an important contribution to a European, people-centered, democratic and at the same time innovative path of digital transformation. The new handbook aims to show how such a pedagogy of ‘the digital’ in non-formal education and in the context of lifelong learning can support these goals. Learning about, with and for digital transformation.

What can we do?

To this end, we would like to share perspectives of networks, practitioners, and the digital civil society.


Nils-Eyk Zimmermann (office@dare-network.eu)

Downloads & background

The event is organised in the frame of the project DIGIT-AL, Digital Transformation in Adult Learning for Active Citizenship. More about the project

The project is supported in the framework of the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission.