The project DIG4Future – Digital competencies, Inclusion and Growth for Future generations, aims to improve the digital skills and competences of digitally excluded young people, aged between 11 and 14 years old, who live in disadvantaged backgrounds of urban/rural areas in Italy, Bulgaria, Greece and Romania.
To this end, project’s Partners intend to develop and implement an innovative educational method that will foster inclusive education and promote common values, in line with the general objective of the call, giving value to teacher’s role. The project refers to the European Digital Competence Framework (DigComp 2.1), featuring 21 competences and five ‘main competence areas’: information and data literacy, communication and collaboration, digital content creation, safety and problem solving. In this sense, DIG4Future intends to enhance these digital skills of young people living in the above mentioned areas as a gateway to expand their expectations, using the theme of Artificial Intelligence and its wide applications to provide them with a set of tools as a basis to proficiently move into a digital driven economy and safely grasp inputs of the world around them.
Beneficiaries of the project are 11-14 year-old children attending schools/youth centres in urban/rural disadvantaged areas of the 4 EU countries. These are contexts with strong material and educational poverty, whereas children’s rights to learn and develop skills are significantly undermined. This also negatively affects their growth and the possibility to aspire to a different future.
The desired impact foresees the following:
Enhancing capability of schools to handle inclusion and disadvantage through teachers’ training and the implementation of innovative educational tools with disadvantaged and at-risk students
Enhancing teachers’ skills and competences and reuse educational pathways among middle-school teachers in Europe
Promoting innovation in regional/national/EU policies
DIG4FUTURE FBK Team
Valeria is researcher at the Centre for Religious Studies of Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) and teaches Sociology at the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’. She is a research consultant for Save the Children Italia on the themes of social and educational inclusion of migrant children.
She works in international research and action projects mainly regarding cultural and religious diversity, intercultural and interreligious education and the contrast of forms of intolerance and hatred towards minorities with a particular attention to the case of hate speech online.
Susanna is researcher at Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) - Center for Religious Studies, working on religion and digital technologies. She is also a research adviser at the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities and an associated researcher at the Research Programme on Religious Communities and Sustainable Development at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her main research interests are migration, religion, innovation and development.
Stefania is researcher at the Centre for Religious Studies of Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK). She has been working as a research assistant within the Erc-HOMInG project on home and migration and teaches Citizenship Studies at the Department of Sociology of the University of Trento. Her main research interests are citizenship, migration, gender and discrimination.
Gianluca is researcher at Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) in the Digital Society center and an affiliate faculty member at the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Trento. His primary research area is Human-Computer Interaction, specifically Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. His current research focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of intelligent, collaborative and inclusive technology for social good.
Deborah S. Iannotti
Deborah is a researcher at Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) at the Centre for Religious Studies, working on religion and digital technologies. Her main research activities deal with religion and nationalism, religious minorities and diaspora politics, religious feminism and intersectionality, religion and decolonization.
Ornella is a researcher at Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) in the Digital Society center and an affiliate faculty member at the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Trento. Her primary research area is Human-Computer Interaction, specifically Educational Technology. Her current research focuses on the design and evaluation of coding, AI, and robotics technology for children.