The TechSoup Europe network is expanding. Eight partners met in Warsaw on June 5-7 within the framework of the project “Digital Literacy Education Frameworks for Social Sector” (DLNGO).

The Consortium comprises TechSoup’s partners from Austria (Fundraising Verband Austria), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Fondacija Mozaik/Masta), Spain (ILUNION Tecnología y Accesibilidad), Italy (Socialtechno), Poland (Fundacja Techsoup) and Ukraine (GURT), in addition to the French leader (Les Ateliers du Bocage). On this occasion, the consortium was boosted by the participation of partners from the Czech Republic (Sdružení VIA) and USA (TechSoup).

The objective of the project is to enable organisations active in digital literacy education to exchange best practice in developing and implementing training programs focused on the social sector. Improving the digital literacy of nonprofit workers and volunteers is essential to build their capacity to support the communities they serve and developing new social and economic opportunities for civil society.

The partners spent three days discussing how to build a better learning program, exploring new approaches for sharing existing materials and resources, and how to better reach their training audience. The group also analysed a co-developed training curriculum that could be adapted and scaled across Europe. The group also explored options for e-learning, what it would take to scale one platform across all of Europe, and how to lead the social sector in digital transformation.  The group has come up with some ways to test and pilot their ideas as a group and will also be surveying a wider group of adult educators to better understand their needs and how the group can better serve them.

The consortium will develop all these initiatives further during two more meetings in Milan and Vienna.

DLNGO is an Erasmus+ project, the European program in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020.