ACTIVITIES (2017)

Key actions and milestones for 2017.

National Digital Coalition (NDC) members divided into 3 working groups: IT users, IT professionals, School community. Every group has a leader and has their own activities (meetings, visits, discussions etc.) accordingly.

Until 2017 year Stakeholders and partners of NDC performed their duties in the Coalition without any external funding using partners’ resources and different funds projects. The funding foreseen from EC project is very much welcome and will provide more possibilities for activities of NDC.

It is planned to organize NDC main Stakeholders’ meeting with Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Secretariat’s staff on 30th March, 2017.

1. Communication between Stakeholders (participation in work groups organized by ministries and government)

It is foreseen to organize at least 4 Stakeholders’ meetings in 2017 in order to update status of performed activities, exchange valuable information between business, NGO and ministries. Meetings of Stakeholders and Partners can be organized face-to-face or online.

Stakeholders and partners of NDC are invited as experts in the working groups organized by Ministries and Government (review and update of the Digital Agenda for Lithuania according to the current situation in Lithuania, updating and implementing new ICT curriculum from the primary class in schools; MOOC promotion etc.).

2. Dissemination events

All NDC Stakeholders and partners involved in EC and national initiatives.

Safer Internet Week

Event goal

Organize and actively participate in Safer Internet Day every year during International campaign “Safer Internet Week”.
The main aim is to encourage people to play their part in making the most of the positive opportunities offered online, while giving all technology users – but especially children and young people – the skills, knowledge, resilience and support they need to navigate any online risks they may encounter.

Funding source

50% funding from EC project and national resources by NDC partner.

Event date

6th – 11th February 2017.

Participants (target group) involved

All citizens.

Website

https://www.saferinternetday.org
http://www.draugiskasinternetas.lt

Coordinator / organizer

Centre of Information Technologies in Education by the Ministry of Education and association “Langas į ateitį”.

Get Online Week 2017

Event goal

Organize and actively participate in events, seminars, webinars and other awareness raising activities during Telecentre Europe campaign “Get Online Week 2017”.
Three main goals:

  • Cybersecurity: use technology and the internet safely, manage your (digital) identity
  • eServices: learn to keep up with eServices (eGovernment, eBanking, eHealth, eCommerce)
  • Employment and entrepreneurship: learn new skills for jobs and for starting businesses
Funding source

NDC partners and local business support.

Event date

27th March – 2nd April, 2017.

Participants (target group) involved

All citizens.

Website

http://getonlineweek.eu
http://www.epilietis.eu

Coordinator / organizer

Association “Langas į ateitį”.

CodeWeek

Event goal

Awareness raising on importance of computer thinking, coding and programming.
The idea of such activities is to make programming/coding more visible, to show youth, adults and elderly how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn.
Organize and actively participate in events, seminars, webinars and other awareness raising activities during International campaign “CodeWeek”.

Funding source

NDC and local business.

Event date

7th – 22nd October, 2017.

Participants (target group) involved

All citizens, especially youth.

Website

http://codeweek.eu

Coordinator / organizer

CodeWeek ambassadors in Lithuania: Digital Champion Renata Danielienė and Petras Slėkys.

Girls in ICT day in Lithuania

Event goal

Awareness raising on importance of ICT for women and girls.
The idea of such activities is to inspire, encourage and support women in technology. One of the aims of the event is to motivate and to encourage young girls to study in ICT or STEM. During this conference organizers will use innovative communication tools and environments by involving more girls from different regions of Lithuania.

Funding source

EC, NDC, NDMA.

Event date

27 th April, 2017

Participants (target group) involved

School girls and educators.

Website

http://www.ndma.lt/girlsinict

Coordinator / organizer

Coordinator of parallel session of ITU conference: NDC member NDMA, dr. Danguolė Rutkauskienė.

Advanced Learning Technologies and Applications

Event goal

Awareness raising about the new trends of distance learning, lifelong learning benefits, educating using distance learning tools, providing distance learning courses.

Funding source

Own contribution.

Event date

November, 2017.

Participants (target group) involved

Scientists, academia, educators and other e-learning services providers.

Website

http://ndma.lt/lt/resursai-puslapis

Coordinator / organizer

Coordinator: National Association of Distance Education.

Biennial multi-event “Computer Days – 2017”

Event goal

The main objective of the “Computer Days – 2017” is to provide a forum for presentation, discussion and dissemination of technological, research, educational accomplishments in the field of Information Society Technologies. The multi-event traditionally brings together educationalists, teachers, students, computer scientists, engineers, SME personnel and managers, public sector representatives and politicians to summarize the recent achievements and to discuss further directions in the field.

Funding source

Registration fee, support by business community and NDC.

Event date

21st – 23rd September, 2017.

Participants (target group) involved

School teachers, students, academics, researchers, ICT business and public sector representatives, politicians, etc. Age: 18+.

Website

http://www.liks.lt/kodi_en

Coordinator / organizer

Lithuanian Computer Society.

Hands-on seminar/lab about Docker

Event goal

Introduce a new open source platform for developers and sysadmins to create, store and run apps.

Funding source

Baltijos kompiuterių akademija, UAB (NDC member).

Event date

17th March, 2017.

Participants (target group) involved

18+.

Website

https://www.meetup.com/Docker-Vilnius/events/237899623

Coordinator / organizer

Baltijos kompiuterių akademija, UAB.

Skills and knowledge to improve IT management

Event goal

Discuss the knowledge and skills of a modern manager to improve SME’s IT management and increase an overall success.

Funding source

Baltijos kompiuterių akademija, UAB and ISACA Lithuania Chapter.

Event date

29th March, 2017.

Participants (target group) involved

Business and government institutions’ representatives.

Coordinator / organizer

Baltijos kompiuterių akademija, UAB.

Simulation game (workshop) based on ITIL

Event goal

Strengthen cooperation among business and government professionals using IT management good practices.

Funding source

Baltijos kompiuterių akademija, UAB.

Event date

5th April, 2017.

Participants (target group) involved

Selected business and government institutions’ representatives.

Coordinator / organizer

Baltijos kompiuterių akademija, UAB.

ECSM 4th European Conference on Social Media

Event goal

Discussion on various aspects of the social media industry.

Funding source

Supported by Inter Science Publishers, Mykolas Romeris University; Academic Bookshop; Academic Conferences and Publishing International (ACPI).

Event date

3rd – 4th July, 2017.

Participants (target group) involved

Participants from more than 40 countries, academic scholars, public sector workers, practitioners and individuals.

Website

http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecsm

Coordinator / organizer

Mykolas Romeris University.

3. NDC partners’ activities and projects

Stakeholders and Partners of NDC contribute to the goals of NDC through partners’ projects using different funding sources. Below there is listed of currently ongoing projects.

Digital Agenda amendments

Project goal

Review and update Digital Agenda for Lithuania according to the current situation in Lithuania.

Funding source

Public.

Project start/end date

Till 2017 December.

Project results at the end of 2017

Renewed Digital Agenda.

Participants (target group) involved

Ministry of Transportation and Communication and NDC.

Website

http://sumin.lrv.lt/lt/naujienos/susisiekimo-ministras-butina-ugdyti-vyresniu-zmoniu-skaitmeninius-gebejimus

Partner’s name

Ministry of Transport and Communication.

YOUTH WORK HD

Project goal

Create a common ground for youth workers in 21st century that would set a standard in terms of cooperation between organisations in the field of youth work and open it up to cross-sectoral cooperation. We will foster the improvement of quality of youth work which will allow greater permeability across all fields of action concerning young people, especially NEET.

Funding source

Erasmus+.

Project start/end date

December 2016 – November 2018.

Project results at the end of 2017

Introduction of the toolkit and online course to Youth Job Center staff.

Participants (target group) involved

Youth workers in YOUTH JOB CENTRES (State Employment Agency).

Website

http://www.unite-it.eu/profiles/blogs/youthwork-hd-what-competencies-should-you-improve-as-a-youth

Partner’s name

Association „Langas į ateitį“.

Training in 3D Printing To Foster EU Innovation & Creativity

Project goal

The main objective of the project is to increase the 3D printing skills proficiency among students, youth and adults from Romania, Poland, Spain, Italy, Lithuania and Malta.

Funding source

Erasmus+.

Project start/end date

October, 2016 – October, 2017.

Project results at the end of 2017

Courseware and certification tests.

Participants (target group) involved

VET organizations, educational organizations with VET activities; VET students; Companies, in particular SMEs; Post-tertiary graduates in the fields of design, engineering, architecture; Intermediaries and intermediary organizations.

Website

https://3d-p.eu

Partner’s name

Public institution Information Technologies Institute.

Connect Seniors to the Digital World

Project goal

Seniors@DigiWorld, wants to empower senior citizens to use tablet computers independently and profit from this usage in daily life. For this purpose multipliers will be trained, who work in libraries, telecentres as well as retirement homes.

Funding source

Erasmus+.

Project start/end date

October, 2016 – October , 2018.

Project results at the end of 2017

Pilot training material developed and tested in Lithuania, Romania, Spain and Germany.

Participants (target group) involved

Seniors, multipliers, who work in libraries, telecentres as well as retirement homes.

Website

http://www.digital-seniors.eu

Partner’s name

VIPT association.

ICT programme in Primary School

Project goal

Create new ICT programme for primary schools and pilot updated ICT content in primary schools.

Funding source

Public.

Project start/end date

2016 – 2018.

Project results at the end of 2017

10 schools will be selected in order to get feedback.

Participants (target group) involved

Primary school teachers.

Partner’s name

Member of NDC Information Technology Centre and Education Development Center by the Min of Education.

Women Go Tech

Project goal

Attract women to choose ICT career path to requalify from social science into IT through training and mentorship program.

Funding source

Telia and Infobalt.

Project start/end date

December, 2016 – June , 2017.

Project results at the end of 2017

45 employed in ICT sector abd awareness raising in LT.

Participants (target group) involved

Girls and women.

Website

https://www.womengotech.lt

Partner’s name

Infobalt.

Infobalt Academia

Project goal

Formally prepare junior developers in 10 months period which includes theory and practice in ICT companies.

Funding source

Public, Infobalt, local business.

Project start/end date

September, 2016 – June, 2017.

Project results at the end of 2017

75% employed after completion.

Participants (target group) involved

Junior developers.

Website

http://akademija.it

Partner’s name

Infobalt.

Up2U

Project goal

The key objective of the project is to bridge the gap between secondary schools and higher education & research by better integrating formal and informal learning scenarios and adapting both the technology and the methodology that students will most likely be facing in universities.

Funding source

H2020.

Project start/end date

2017-2019.

Project results at the end of 2017

The Integrated Application Toolbox developed by Up2U will facilitate the availability of tools and services for the learning community. It is expected to enable both educators and learners to create cross-boundary digital learning paths by interacting with the infrastructure services and OERs via their own devices.

Participants (target group) involved

High school students and teachers.

Website

https://up2university.eu

Partner’s name

Kaunas University of Technology.

GYIT Get Youth into IT: Encouraging and Supporting Young People in their IT Career

Project goal

The key objectives of the project are to encourage and anchor the interest of children in education in IT from an early age, help them in education to acquire new digital skills and facilitate the transition of children from school to the next stage of their IT training via career guidance balance.

Funding source

ERASMUS+

Project start/end date

2016-2018

Project results at the end of 2017

The IT Taster Course pack will give students and introduction to various areas of IT to students and let them try them out. Taster Course Follow on Pack will help to maintain and build the new found interest in IT and IT Career Guidance Pack will help to guide the young person on their path to an it Career.

Participants (target group) involved

Students, IT teachers, Career Counselors.

Website

http://www.gyitproject.eu

Partner’s name

BETI.