All Digital Week 2021
From March 22 to 28, 2021, iCmedia, together with numerous European actors, will celebrate All Digital Week 2021 organized by All Digital. This annual event is presented as a global campaign for digital inclusion and empowerment and has as allies with digital competence centers, libraries, community centers, schools and various institutions throughout Europe.
Why is ALL DIGITAL WEEK important?
In just one year of a pandemic, life as we know it has completely changed, making digital connectivity the leading role in our daily lives. Global Internet use has grown by 70%, mobile application use has doubled, voice calls and audios have tripled, and many video streaming services have grown more than ever.
However, there are still considerable differences and a large digital divide between countries, generations and genders:
- 42% OF THE EU POPULATION HAVE NO BASIC DIGITAL SKILLS
- 20% OF YOUNG PEOPLE DO NOT REACH A BASIC LEVEL OF DIGITAL SKILLS
- 39% OF TEACHERS FEEL PREPARED TO USE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THEIR WORK
- 29% OF THE POPULATION DO NOT TRUST IN BEING ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE DISINFORMATION
- 72% OF THE POPULATION BELIEVE THAT ROBOTS WILL TAKE THEIR JOB
With the fundamental objective of alleviating the digital divide, All Digital Week, which has been running since 2010, has already helped more than 1.3 million people to use the internet for the first time or improve their digital skills.
International events of the All Digital Week
This year, ALL DIGITAL, together with its partners and members, will host totally free, open access events in English every day of the campaign’s main week. You can consult all the information and register for the event (s) that most interest you in the following list:
In addition, numerous initiatives will be developing in parallel at the national level. You can check them all here or register yours if you haven’t done it yet!