Cibervoluntarios Foundation finalist in the European Digital Skills Awards 2017
We are thrilled to announce tha Cibervoluntarios Foundation is one of the 20 finalist of the European Digital Skills Awards 2017, a recognition of our advocacy and work for more than 16 years promoting Social transformation with the social use of Technology. Our organization has ben shortlisted between 250 initiatives in Europe in the category of "Digital Skills for all" with another 5 entities across Europe.
All the Twenty projects preselected encourage the development of digital skills. The best projects promoting excellence in Digital Skills will be awarded by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, at the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition conference in Brussels on 7th December. Winners and finalists will exhibit their projects at the conference. The purpose of the Digital Skills Awards is to showcase initiatives that are original and can be scaled-up or replicated in other countries and sectors. A total of 243 projects applied in one of the following categories:
• Digital skills for all – developing digital skills to enable all citizens to be active in our digital society
• Digital skills for the labour force – developing digital skills for the digital economy by developing courses to support upskilling and reskilling workers, helping jobseekers and other actions on career advice and guidance
• Digital skills for ICT professionals – developing high-level digital skills for ICT professionals in all industry sectors
• Digital skills in education – transforming teaching and learning of digital skills in a lifelong learning perspective, including the training of teachers
• Digital Skills for women and girls – attracting women and girls to learn digital competences for life and work.
This is the second Digital Skills competition. The 20 finalists were selected by the European Commission and the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition secretariat. They assessed the impact made by the project, the synergies between the different stakeholders involved, the scalability and replicability of the initiative as well as the effectiveness of the project. An independent jury composed of members of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Governing Board will select the five winners on each category.