Project DIGIT-AL: Training about Digital Competent Adult Educators in Porto

The training in the framework of the DIGIT-AL project was focusing on needs and motivations of educators in order to understand the digital transformation and to include it more as a topic in their pedagogical practices. Hosted by the DARE member Rede Inducar, the participants from Portugal, Romania, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, the United States and Italy explored the different concepts of digital competence and identified aspects which are in particular relevant for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE).

They were learning about the needs of educators and created ideas how practicioners from EDC/HRE might collaborate with different formal and non-formal educational providers, from schools to libraries and offerings for senior citizens.

One of the highlights was the visit to Santa Maria da Feira, a municipality located west of Porto, where the group visited the Arrifana school standing out for for its diverse European-related activities, as well as the local administrative unit for youth, sports and education, which has become known beyond the borders of Portugal for its activating program Youth Mayors.

The next steps in the DIGIT-AL project is the launch of a handbook with concrete inspiration, how to facilitate digital competence under a EDC/HRE perspective (until end of 2021).

We’d like to express our deep thanks to the experts in Santa Maria da Feira, to our hosts Inês and Gustavo from Rede Inducar and to the staff of Casa juvenil São João Bosco in Porto for hosting us in their beautiful and unique facility.

The project is supported in the framework of the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission (Strategic Partnership in the field of Adult Education). Project Number: 2019-1-DE02-KA204-006421