There is no doubt that our society and culture are more than ever in a significant transformation process. “Economies and societies are undergoing a digital transformation. Information and communication technologies (ICT), artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are profoundly changing the way people work, interact with one another, communicate and live.” (OECD Skills Outlook, 2019)
DigiCulTS aims to show small and medium-sized businesses their current digital skills and to make them aware of the challenges, opportunities, and risks. How fit are SMEs for the digital future? What transversal digital key competences do they already possess? Which of these digital technologies can be used collaboratively and creatively? And which ones should be critically considered in the cultural context?
Our countries are becoming more and more digitised. Everyone needs digital skills not only to work but also to participate in society.
Only 57% have the digital skills needed for our digital world today. One in six Europeans aged 16-74 had no digital skills, and one in four only had low-level digital skills. Furthermore, while 90% of jobs require basic digital competences, 35% of the labour force lacks them.
(Digital Skills and Job Coalition in a Nutshell (2018)
The result of the Erasmus+ project DigiCulTS (2019 – 2022) is the DigiCulTS Academy, specifically aimed at SMEs with up to 50 employees. Based on a Quick-Check, companies and their employees are offered with modules of a newly developed online course and selected resources in our eLibrary. Each employee and employer is thus given the opportunity to access training and further education opportunities, to build and strengthen their digital competences.
Project number: 2019-1-AT01-KA202-051522
Implementation period: 01.12.2019 – 31.05.2022