digiUP (2015-2017) project is an European project carried out by 4 entities around Europe that work in the field of Adult Education.
In this manner the digiUP project will reach the HORIZONTAL PRIORITY of DEVELOPING BASIC AND TRANSVERSAL SKILLS USING INNOVATIVE METHODS offering to disadvantage groups to enhance a basic and transversal skills like the digital competence through the innovative, pilot and successful SEA interactive group; as well as the SPECIFIC PRIORITY ADRESSING LOW ACHIEVEMENT IN BASIC SKILLS THROUGH MORE EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS, through the main intellectual output of the project: the digiUP methodology.
The digiUP project is based on the Digital Agenda results for 2014, the priorities of the Adult Education Agenda and contributions from previous research studies such as Includ-ed; as nowadays it is necessary to address the digital competence learning in Europe specifically among disadvantage groups in order to avoid the social, educative and labour exclusion of most of them, and also among the workforce in a context of economic crisis situation.
he interactive groups are the result of the INCLUD-ED project, Strategies for inclusion and social cohesion in Europe from Education, a study carried out by 15 European research institutions and focused on successful educational actions (SEAs) with evidence of their impact in academic achievement and social cohesion, as well as the best academics success for everybody.
The digiUP project aims to improve the digital competence among disadvantage groups in Europe by implementing the SEA “interactive group” - heterogeneous grouping in the classroom - in ICT courses aimed to achieve the five areas of digital competence: information, communication, content-creation, safety and problem-solving. It is addressed to the disadvantage group identified in the Digital Agenda Report as the most vulnerable (aged 55-74, low educated, unemployed, retired and inactive people) focusing on migrant and Roma who are those suffering more educative and employment exclusion at this moment in Europe.
- digiUP pilot courses carried out in Bulgaria, Germany, Spain and Sweden
- National Coordination Committees ( as decision-making bodies - and its working groups will be an active part of the coordination project teams and also will be able to develop the methodology)
- Training Courses carried out in Bulgaria, Germany,Spain and Sweden
- National Conferences
- Transnational Meetings (3)
- Final Conference
-digiUP Methodology ( a methodology on how to implement interactive groups in digital competence learning courses)
-digiUP Interactive Guide (adressed to adults educators and adult education providers about how to implement the methodology created)
- digiUP Training Course
The project is carried out by 4 entities around Europe:
Federation of Cultural and Adult Education Associations (FACEPA) (SPAIN)
FACEPA is a non-profit organization created in 1996 gathering cultural, educational and adult learning associations. Its main aim is to work collectively towards a democratic educational and cultural model, in which the voices of people with no academic qualifications and who, because of this, have been excluded from public debate are taken into account.
Amalipe Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance (BULGARIA)
Amalipe Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance is a leading Roma organization, working for the equal integration of Roma in Bulgarian Society. The organization plays central role in the organization of Roma civil movement and advocates for Roma integration to government institutions.
Rörelsefolkhögskolornas Intresseorganisation (RIO) (Sweden)
RIO is the umbrella organization for the 107 Swedish folk high schools owned by civil society organizations. The mission of RIO is to promote and monitor the interests of the civil society folk high schools and through their activities contribute to the strengthening and development of democracy.
CHANCENGLEICH in Europa e.V. (Germany)
CHANCENGLEICH in Europe e.V/Equal opportunities in Europe is an NGO which aims are to promote equality in counseling, education and employment, especially for migrants and disadvantaged groups. By and through its activities CHANCENGLEICH in Europa e.V. promotes the process of Lifelong Learning and learning from each other in Europe. Che conducts its intercultural offerings, spanning the generations, also abroad in cooperation with European partnerships. CHANCENGLEICH in Europa is a member of the local immigrant organizations VMDO e.V. in Dortmund.
The Association of participants Àgora is a Non-governmental organization in the field of education and training. The activities are addressed to adults who do not have academic degree, especially those people from vulnerable groups who are at risk of social exclusion. The association was created in 1986 to cover the educational and cultural needs in the neighbourhood.