There is no doubt that our society and culture are more than ever in a major 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)
The aim of DigiCulTS is 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 take part in the society.
Today, only 57% have the digital skills needed for the digital world we live in. One in six Europeans aged 16-74 had no digital skills at all and one in four of that group only had a low level of 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)
Within the Erasmus+ project DigiCulTS (2019 – 2022), a package “Digital Culture” is being developed which is specifically aimed at SMEs with up to 50 employees. By completing the DigiCulTS check tools and online course, individuals and employers receive the opportunity to access a virtual library with training and education opportunities to develop and strengthen digital competences.
Project number: 2019-1-AT01-KA202-051522
Implementation period: 01.12.2019 – 31.05.2022