Last days to contribute to EU consultation on Digital Education Action Plan
In September 2020, the European Commission intends to update its Digital Education Action Plan and work further to promote high quality and inclusive education and training in the digital age. The 2018 Digital Education Action Plan will be implemented by the end of 2020.
The new Action Plan will be an important part of the Next Generation EU recovery plan, supporting Member States, education and training institutions as well as citizens in their efforts to deal with the digital change.
An open public consultation on the new Digital Education Action Plan launched in June 2020 will close 4 September 2020 so be sure to share your thoughts. The consultation seeks to gather the views of citizens, institutions and organisations on their experiences and expectations during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as their visions for the future of digital education.
Digitalisation brings with it many new opportunities, but it also presents significant societal challenges. Digital technologies can enhance flexibility and creativity, help to improve efficiency and learning outcomes. However, phenomena such as misinformation which was particularly evident during the COVID-19 outbreak earlier this year also threaten to undermine open, democratic societies and further marginalise vulnerable groups.
To ensure that the new Digital Education Action Plan draws lessons from experience during COVID-19 crisis and supports education and training through the long-term digital transformation the European Commission is seeking the views of respondents on the overall impact of the COVID-19-provoked disruption on education and training systems, their expectations until the end of the crisis and in the recovery period. The consultation concludes with a set of questions on respondents’ vision for digital education in Europe.