Training: Digital Competence as a Civic Key-Competence. Let’s Unleash the Potential of Education for Democratic Citizenship/Human Rights Education

The project DIGIT-AL identified different aspects of digital transformation that need more awareness from a civic education and Human Rights education perspective. At the same time, there is a potential of civic education for learning about, for and with digitalisation.

The training explored good educational practices linking digitalisation with Education for Democratic Citizenship/Human Rights Education. It discussed paths toward a digital pedagogy dedicated to digital competence also understood as a competence to support learners in understanding and co-creating the social, cultural and economic impact of digitalisation.

The training combined theoretical and experiential learning and contributions from inside the group of the participants as well as from the community of activists, educational practicioners and researchers about digitalisation.

Hacker pedagogy: Approaching the complexity of digital worlds and examining their effects on ourselves and societies.

Carlo Milani, Agnese Trocchi (C.I.R.C.E.)


  • 17th/18th May, 2021:
    Impact of digitisation on the self (Marco Oberosler, Valentina Vivona CCI,
  • 18th May, 2021:
    Digital communication and hacker pedagogy: material foundations of the Internet, deconstructing tech (counter)narratives, applied behavioral psychology: nudging, gamification, emotions, hacking. Carlo Milani, Agnese Trocchi (CIRCE)
  • 26th May, 2021:
    Network culture(s), creativity and artistry (Georg Pirker, AdB)
  • 27th May, 2021:
    Platforms, platformisation and platform power, smart cities (Nils-Eyk Zimmermann, AdB)
  • 04th June, 2021:
    Activism and participation (Inés Carvalho, Gustavo Briz, Inducar)

The training was organised in the framework of the project “Digit-AL – Digital Transformation in Adult Learning for Active Citizenship” funded by Erasmus + programme, the partnership aims at including the perspective of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education in digital competence centered adult education.

Education about the digital includes reasoning about the meaning of words such as platform, smart, intelligence. What are these explaining – and what not?

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

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